Lentil Soup With Italian Sausage

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #12882

June 28, 2014

"Wholesome winter soup. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (January 2010)"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (310.5 g)
  • Calories 464.5
  • Total Fat - 20.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 32.9 mg
  • Sodium - 916.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 46.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 20.5 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 23.4 g
  • Calcium - 93.6 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large pot over medium high heat add the oil and then cook the sausage until browned (5 minutes), stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a bowl.

Step 2

Stir in vegetables (onion - celery) and Italian seasoning, cooking until vegetables are soft (8-10 minutes).

Step 3

Stir in lentils and broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until lentils are tender (20-30 minutes).

Step 4

Stir in sausage and cook another 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Step 5

Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the spinach, cooking until spinach is wilted (3-5 minutes).


No special items needed.

10 Reviews


Wonderful soup! Love the parsnips, great addition to your lentil soup. I did use a meat alternative hot Italian sausage and a splash of lemon juice to finish. Very comforting soup on these cold wintry days! Thank you for sharing another keeper Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(10 Jan 2023)

Daily Inspiration

Excellent lentil soup. I made a couple of changes (just our preference) -- I removed the sausage from the casings and browned it and I didn't have the parsnips. I added all of the other ingredients and it was so delicious and a great comfort meal last night.


(12 Jan 2021)


What a hearty, comfy soup! I almost wished that we didn't have such sunny weather today, as it is a perfect cold-weather soup. But, no fear, it was very well enjoyed, sun or not! The veggies with the addition of the sausage made for a well-rounded flavor. I formed the sausage into meatball shapes (removed the casing) and because the sausage didn't contain fennel, which I love in my Italian sausage, I added a bit of fennel to the soup. To our bowls, some of us added shredded parmesan which was yum! Thank you, ellie for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(15 May 2020)


I used hot Italian sausage because I like a little heat. I didn't have parsnips so doubled the carrots. Turned out delicious and filling on a rainy night. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(29 Jan 2018)


Very good soup! I used hot Italian sausage to give it more pizazz and it did that! Crusty bread went so good with it heated in the oven and slathered with butter.


review by:
(19 Jan 2016)

dienia b

great soup


review by:
(30 Dec 2015)

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