Sausage Lentil Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 03, 2023
I first tasted this wonderful soup at a friend's house. Now it's my favorite, especially on a cool, crisp night. —Catherine Rowe, Berthoud, Colorado
Sausage Lentil Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup country-style or regular Dijon mustard


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain fat and crumble sausage; return to Dutch oven along with remaining ingredients except mustard. Simmer, covered, 1 hour or until lentils and vegetables are tender. Stir in mustard. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 192 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 842mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 13g protein.