Lentil soup flavored with sausage and herbs. A good hearty soup for a cold winter day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Break sausage into chunks and put in the pot; cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Transfer cooked sausage to a slow cooker. Add water, chicken broth, tomatoes, lentils, onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Season mixture with garlic powder, parsley, oregano, pepper, basil, rosemary, and salt.

  • Cook on Low until lentils are tender, about 4 hours.

  • Stir cabbage into the soup; continue cooking until the cabbage is softened, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 34.7g 11% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 14.8mg 5% DV; sodium 697.5mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
Flavor with spices was good. I used a pound of Ital sausage one can of tomato sauce and one can of diced tomatoes.. I also added 1 cup of acini de peppe pasta at the end to add some bulk. My husband called it a "keeper"! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2014
The ingredients are way too much to fit in a crockpot. I used half the water and was right to top of crockpot. Cooked on high for about 5 hrs then tranferred to stock pot on top of stove to add cabbage and rest of watsr. Flavor a bit bland needs something else. If I make it again I'll do 1/2 the recipe and make some other changes. Read More
(5)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2014
The ingredients are way too much to fit in a crockpot. I used half the water and was right to top of crockpot. Cooked on high for about 5 hrs then tranferred to stock pot on top of stove to add cabbage and rest of watsr. Flavor a bit bland needs something else. If I make it again I'll do 1/2 the recipe and make some other changes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
03/11/2014
After three hours in the Crockpot on HIGH, the lentils were still hard. Removed the soup to finish cooking on top of the stove. This recipe is way off! The lentils soaked up too much of the broth! Suggest using half (8 oz) of lentils and Italian sausage for more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2014
You have to use a large slow cooker for this recipe not a crockpot. You also have to cook it on high not low. It's an ALL DAY cook (10 hours or more) not a 4 hour cook. Another suggestion would be to soak the lentils overnight to speed up the cooking process. I added a bay leaf and substituted the can of diced tomatoes for a can of mild Rotel tomatoes with green chilies to kick it up a notch. I also changed the meat to pickled pork (or you could use cubed ham or diced salt pork) which you can just put right into the slow cooker and skip the first step. I used all broth rather than water for added flavor and I happened to have that much broth on hand. I also put the cabbage into the slow cooker right from the beginning or you can omit it altogether. With my changes I'd give it a 5 but as is it's only a 3 at best. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
Delicious!! I did it on the stove top rather than crock pot. Made a few changes (to fit what I had on hand): used 1 can stewed tomatoes instead of diced used quartered fresh Brussels sprouts instead of cabbage (yum!!... adds sweetness) and added some baby Bella mushrooms and frozen corn kernels. 5 stars!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
Flavor with spices was good. I used a pound of Ital sausage one can of tomato sauce and one can of diced tomatoes.. I also added 1 cup of acini de peppe pasta at the end to add some bulk. My husband called it a "keeper"! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2014
Has been in the crockpot for over 4 1/2 hours and the lentils are still not done. Liquid is way too much for my crockpot filled it right up to the top. Should have read other reviews before I made this soup mistake on my part. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2014
This was a great meal. I did incorporate many of the suggestions made by previous reviews such as reducing the lentils by 1/2 omitting the water and use 2 32oz chicken broth adding chill powder and balsamic vinegar. As well I added the cabbage at the beginning and set the slow cooker on high for 7 hours. Everything was perfect and it had a really nice zip! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2014
I actually ended up really liking this soup but I made several changes: 1) Did not use any water. Instead used two 32-oz boxes of chicken broth. 2) Used half of a 16 oz package of lentils 3) Used a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes 4) Added 1 tbsp chili powder 5) Added 1 tsp garlic chili paste 5) Added 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar. Followed the rest of the recipe the same. Agree that there's no way the lentils will be done in 4 hrs. Next time I'll probably cook the lentils in a pot before adding to the crock pot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
This is definitely a keeper! The only change I made was to swap out some of the water for more broth and to add some hot sauce for a small kick. My lentils were very tender- I had soaked the dry lentils in water overnight. We really enjoyed this soup on a rainy day! Read More