Hearty Sausage and Lentil Soup Recipe

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This time of year I always start to crave a bowl of delicious hot soup and a hunk of crusty french bread. I have a lot of soup recipes that I enjoy all year round but this Sausage and Lentil soup recipe has become a new favorite. 

When it starts to get cool outside, you know I like to get my house all comfy cozy, layer by layer.  Once I have the decorating layers added, I head to the kitchen to add the warmest layer that takes the cozy comfort factor of the house all the way to the top of the comfy cozy scale.

It is making a big pot of soup and allowing it to simmer on the stove.  It warms up the kitchen as well as my insides.

I normally make a delicious bowl of hot soup for lunch, like my favorite Fast & Easy Vegetable Soup or Beef Stew with a Secret Ingredient, but I now have a new favorite.

Sausage and Lentil Soup in orange bowlSausage and Lentil Soup Recipe

You know if I am sharing a recipe with you, that it is GOOD. I am not a foodie but when I come across something so delicious, I just have to share it with you.

I love soup. If I had to choose one food that I love the most, it would be soup and a piece of crusty french bread. Followed by a cup of hot tea.  Simple pleasures are the best. 

To expand my soup recipe box, I am always on the lookout for new soup recipes that are not too time consuming to make.

Sausage and lentil soup in a big orange bowl

A few weeks ago, Ed and I ate dinner at Carrabba’s and had their Sausage and Lentil soup. We both thought it was amazing!  When I got home, I did an online search for the recipe. I found quite a few and read through all the recipes for the one that seemed to have the same ingredients as the Carrabba’s soup we had.

Close up shot of Sausage and Lentil Soup in an orange bowl

I have made it twice so far. Since it is only Ed and myself, one pot becomes a few meals for us as it freezes well.

a spoonful of Italian Sausage and Lentil soup

Hearty Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup Recipe

Sausage and Lentil Soup in orange bowl
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4.89 from 9 votes

Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup

This Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup tastes so good, even better than Carrabba’s. Pair it with some crusty bread and a salad and you have the perfect meal that the whole family will love. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: autumn, fall, soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 353kcal


  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 3/4 cup carrot diced
  • 3/4 cup celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 48 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 ounce can brown lentils rinsed and drained


  • In a large pot, add onions, carrots, garlic, celery and olive oil. Saute until the onions are transparent.
    Sausage and Lentil Soup in orange bowl
  • Add sausage, break apart into small pieces using wooden spoon and cook until brown. If there is a lot of fat in the sausage, drain the excess from pan.
  • Add chicken broth, Italian seasoning, diced tomatoes and brown lentils. Cover pot with lid.
  • Bring to a boil and then set to simmer for one hour.
  • Stir a few times while simmering. If soup needs more liquid, add additional chicken broth as needed. 


Calories: 353kcal
sausage and lentil soup being spooned out of a soup bowl.

Do you have a favorite soup recipe that you like to make and let simmer on the stove all day to create the perfect comfy cozy factor in your home?

Sausage and Lentil Soup recipe

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    1. Hi Kathryn – I am sooooo looking forward to Friday when the weather changes. 70’s in the day and 50’s at night! :-) You will love the soup…so good and easy to make. Hope all is going well for you. XO

  1. Autumn is the perfect season for lentils and I will certainly add this recipe to the list. Thank you for adding the calorie count.

  2. This is very similar to my recipe that I have made for 52 years. My Italian in-laws couldn’t believe how tastie it was compared to what they created. I never had eaten lentil soup or exposed to it until I married my Italian husband. His family owned an Italian restaurant for many years. Shock was that an Irish descent woman could cook their heritage food & it tasted better than what they created.