Rating: 4.2 stars
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

My mother is from Seville, Spain and made this for us growing up. It is great in the winter and when you are sick.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and sausage in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 15 minutes.

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  • Stir lentils into the pot. Add more water if necessary to just cover all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 26.5mg; sodium 456.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (43)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2008
I spent a semester studying in Seville, Spain, and the woman I lived with made sopa de lentejas almost every week. I wanted to try my hand at a lentil soup, and this recipe brought back tops of memories from my days in Spain! A previous reviewer was correct in saying the soup needed a few more hours, so that the lentils would get tender and the flavors would mixed. I transfered the soup to a crock pot, let it stew for a few hours, and it turned out great! Read More
(46)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2008
The flavor was really good (better leftover) but the cooking time is off. I think this should be cooked for 3-4 hours because the lentils were really not done after 20minutes. Plus then the flavors could really mix in Read More
(57)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2008
The flavor was really good (better leftover) but the cooking time is off. I think this should be cooked for 3-4 hours because the lentils were really not done after 20minutes. Plus then the flavors could really mix in Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2008
I spent a semester studying in Seville, Spain, and the woman I lived with made sopa de lentejas almost every week. I wanted to try my hand at a lentil soup, and this recipe brought back tops of memories from my days in Spain! A previous reviewer was correct in saying the soup needed a few more hours, so that the lentils would get tender and the flavors would mixed. I transfered the soup to a crock pot, let it stew for a few hours, and it turned out great! Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2004
This was great! Hearty and easy - everything goes in one pot. Even better the next day. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2008
Really good recipe and defintely better the next day. The only change I made was to add an additional can of tomato sauce & some Italian seasoning just to give it a bit more flavor. My son is a picky eater and he loved it. My husband wasnt fond of the lentils (there are quite a lot) so when I make it again I would probably do half as many lentils & maybe add some carrots. Thanks for the delicious recipe:) Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2007
This stew turned out wonderfully! I used Turkey Kielbasa to make it a little lighter and the sausage flavour was infused throughout. Will definitely make again! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
My fiancee is from Spain and though this recipe is quite different then his mom's it still deserves 5 stars. So delicious! I prepare it almost exactly as stated in the recipe except I double the onions out of personal preference. As other reviewers have noted the recipe requires about an hour of simmering in order to get the lentils soft throughout. It's become a regular in our household and though it requires a bit of time to cook it requires very little prep time or babysitting. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
This recipe makes a large pot of thick stew. If you don't like lentils don't try it. Keeps well. The sausage really adds a ton of flavor. I did omit the onion (picky eaters). I'll be making this soup again sometime this winter:) Thanks for posting. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2007
I loved this soup. I wasn't quite sure how to use lentils but I thought this was a great start. Thank you! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
This was great cooked in the crockpot. Read More
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