Sausage and Lentil Soup

We have another cold week here in Ohio and some soup made in the crock pot sounded like it would hit the spot.  I love lentils- they’re packed full of protein and are super economical.

This soup is flavored by the sausage you add to it, so there’s no need to fuss with additional spices.

I used a Mild Italian chicken sausage, however I imagine almost any flavor would work well, including chicken apple.

Ingredients:
-1 Package (4) Chicken Sausages
-1 1/2 Cups of Red Lentils
-3 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth (I used veggie)
-1 Cup Carrots, chopped
-1 Can (14 oz) Diced Tomatoes
-8 ounces of Fresh Spinach

 Rinse lentils and place in the crock pot.

Pour broth over the lentils and give it a stir.
Add chopped carrots.  (Baby carrots make it so easy!)
And add the sliced up chicken sausage.

Pour in the diced tomatoes.  Stir everything together and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

After 6 hours have passed, the soup will have gotten nice and thick.

Add the fresh spinach.

Stir it in; it will immediately wilt.

Serve and enjoy!




6 thoughts on “Sausage and Lentil Soup

  1. Judy

    12 Apr on 2012 at 9:13 am

    Easy, wholesome soups are so warming on spring days that are more winter than summer. Sausage and lentil is perfect — love the red lentils. :)

  2. Geni - Sweet and Crumby

    12 Apr on 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I am definitely going to make this next week. I just finished a crockpot of split pea soup yesterday and it was the best split pea i’ve made. I think there is something about cooking it for so many hours…it lets all the flavors meld together nicely. Your soup looks right up my alley. Thanks so much for sharing this Ashley!

  3. Caroline

    12 Apr on 2012 at 12:49 pm

    We’re experiencing some colder weather/rain all of a sudden here in LA, so this would be the perfect meal for me as well. Especially since I recently acquired my mom’s old crock-pot…I mean, she did have three in the house so it only made sense to share one of them, right? ;) This soup sounds fantastic!

  4. chefconnie

    13 Apr on 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Lentil soup is my favorite. I have not made it with sausage. I think I should. Great recipe.

  5. Just A Smidgen

    14 Apr on 2012 at 10:52 am

    This lentil soup looks super healthy.. I love the addition of spinach:) It would be great with all the snow we’ve been having!!