Lentil Soup With Sausage


This cozy lentil soup has a handful of shortcuts up its sleeve.

Lentil Soup with Sausage
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

You don't need a pot simmering on the stove all day to create some cozy magic. This easy lentil soup starts with browning slices of kielbasa—a Polish sausage, which imparts lots of flavor in little time. Then two all-star kitchen shortcuts are used to shave minutes off of prep: canned diced tomatoes and lentils. (Take note; always keep these handy for quick meals.) Simmer it all along with onion, celery, and fragrant rosemary to create a soup that is aromatic, nourishing, and satisfying. Make it yours and swap in chopped carrots if you don't have any celery, or use thyme instead of rosemary.


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 ounces kielbasa, thinly sliced (about 2½ cups)

  • 1 ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion (from 1 onion)

  • 2 medium stalks celery, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)

  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus more for serving

  • 2 cup lower-sodium vegetable broth

  • 1 14.5-oz. can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 2 14-oz. cans brown lentils, drained and rinsed

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ cup sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or medium Dutch oven over medium. Add sausage; cook, flipping occasionally until browned in spots, about 6 minutes.

  2. Stir in onion, celery, and rosemary. Cook, stirring often until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in broth, tomatoes, lentils, and salt. Bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to low; gently simmer, stirring once or twice, until flavors meld, about 15 minutes.

  4. Divide soup among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with sour cream, if desired, and chopped rosemary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

584 Calories
35g Fat
43g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 584
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1469mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 25g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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