Food Recipes Lentil Soup With Sausage This cozy lentil soup has a handful of shortcuts up its sleeve. By Liz Mervosh Liz Mervosh Elizabeth Mervosh is a product tester and recipe developer for the Meredith Food Studios in Birmingham, Alabama. Highlights: * Went to work at Meredith Food Studios in 2017 * It houses test kitchens for Southern Living, Real Simple, Food & Wine, People, and Health * Went to culinary school at The Culinary Institute of America * Got her start working in restaurants Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 3, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Antonis Achilleos Hands On Time: 25 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts 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. Ingredients 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) Directions Heat oil in a large saucepan or medium Dutch oven over medium. Add sausage; cook, flipping occasionally until browned in spots, about 6 minutes. Stir in onion, celery, and rosemary. Cook, stirring often until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. 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. Divide soup among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with sour cream, if desired, and chopped rosemary. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 584 Calories 35g Fat 43g Carbs 25g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.