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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 my 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 too 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 Recipe

You know if I am sharing a recipe with you, that it is GOOD. I am not a foodie or do I enjoy cooking, but when I come across something so delicious, I have to share so I signed up to be a part of fall recipe blog hop today with 30 other bloggers – so enjoy the visual and delicious feast ahead.  Links to the tour are at the end of the post.

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 look out 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 I, one pot becomes a few meals for us.


a spoonful of Italian Sausage and Lentil soup

Hearty Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup Recipe

Sausage and Lentil Soup in orange bowl

Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup

This Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup tastes so good, even better than Carrabba’s. Pare it with some crusty bread and a salad and you have the perfect meal that the whole family will love. 

Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 1
    yellow onion
  • 3/4
  • 3/4
  • 3
  • 1/2
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 1
    Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 48
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2
    Italian seasoning
  • 1-
    14.5 ounce can
    fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 –
    14.5 ounce can
    brown lentils


  1. In a large pot add onions, carrots, garlic, celery and olive oil. Saute until the onions are transparent.

    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. 

    Sausage and Lentil Soup in orange bowl

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?

Here are the links for 25 other bloggers who are also sharing a fabulous fall recipe with you today! Hop around to see what other delicious ideas they’ve come up with…

Easiest Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Bean Soup at The Happy Housie
Zuppa Toscana Soup at Somewhat Simple
Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili at Town and Country Living
Hearty Sausage and Lentil Soup at In My Own Style
Gluten Free Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Sausage and Arugula at Willow Street Interiors
Easy Vegan Cranberry Cream Cheese Loaf and Almond Crackers at Zevy Joy

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies at Jenna Kate at Home
Mini Lemon Cranberry Cakes with Ginger Drizzle at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Absolutely the Best Homemade Peach Coffee Cake at Home Made Lovely
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread at Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Crepes at TIDBITS Cami

Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars at Clean and Scentsible
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds at Finding Silver Pennies
Pumpkin Pie French Toast Bake at A Pretty Life
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte at Hallstrom Home
Apple Cider Margarita at Rooms FOR Rent

Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake at TIDBITS Marci
Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting at Satori Design for Living
Easiest Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake at Inspiration for Moms
Whitney’s Pumpkin Muffins at Amber Tysl
Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip at The Turquoise Home

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp at Modern Glam
Pumpkin Pie and Cheesecake Popsicles at Paint Me Pink
Mini Apple Tart with Custard at Happy Happy Nester
Pumpkin Cream Puffs at Life is a Party
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting at Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Sausage and Lentil Soup recipe

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