Spicy Sausage Lentil Soup

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

From www.TopSecretRecipes.com I think you will find this very like the soup served at Carrabba's Restaurant. It is exceptional, indeed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in large soup pot. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and sausage to the pot, Saute for 8 minutes, stirring often. Break up the sausage into small bits as it cooks.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
Most Helpful

Extremely salty (1700+ mg of sodium!) and somewhat oily, even though I left out the added salt and used 1 tablespoon olive oil. Next time I'll brown and drain the sausage first, use less ham and chicken broth, and add more water.

Mint Chocolate Chick October 26, 2009

We make this soup all the time! I bring it to pot lucks some times and have gotten the reputation of being "Making Really Good Soups". I don't put as much red pepper and I've never done it with ham. It still turns out good!

Lindseyellow February 21, 2014

Wonderful soup that is even better the next day! I used bulk "plain" sausage as Italian spiced wasn't available, and I added hot sauce to taste. Would like to try this with ground turkey to decrease the fat content. My husband and I love this soup!

SuzanneC9741 June 02, 2013