Slow Cooker Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage and Tomatoes

Lentil soup with sausage
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 7 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 8-10 Bowls (8-10 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
300 Calories
8g Fat
41g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8-10 Bowls (8-10 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 713mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 19g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Spicy sausage makes this a hearty lentil soup. Use chicken and apple sausage, andouille, or your own favorite smoked sausage in this soup.

This makes a big batch of soup for a big family or party, or freeze a batch for later.


  • 1 pound lentils
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic (coarsely chopped)
  • 12 ounces​ smoked sausage (chicken,​ andouille, turkey sausage, or other)
  • 6 cups​ chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach (or Swiss chard or kale)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse the lentils and drain them thoroughly.

  2. Combine all ingredients, except salt, in a 5 to 7-quart slow cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, until lentils and vegetables are tender.

  4. If desired, puree some of the soup in a blender to thicken. Or, use an immersion blender and blend until you reach the consistency you desire.

  5. Taste and season with salt, as needed.

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