Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens | @foodiephysician

Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens

Chase away the last days of cold weather with a bowl of my Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 313 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 package (12 ounces) cooked chicken sausage, sliced (I used organic chicken & apple sausage)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 ounces (about 1 cup + 2 tablespoons) Farmer Direct Co-op French green lentils, rinsed
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 4 cups roughly chopped Swiss chard, kale, spinach or other leafy green
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for topping
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  1. In a large Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pot, heat ½ tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage slices and brown them on both sides. Transfer the sausage to a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining tablespoon oil to the pot along with the onion, carrot and celery. Cook until slightly softened, 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, rosemary, bay leaf and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the lentils, stock and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer with the lid slightly ajar until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in the greens, vinegar, salt, pepper, and sausage and cook until the greens are wilted and the sausage is heated through, 3-4 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.1g14%
Saturated Fat 1.6g10%
Sodium 907mg39%
Carbohydrates 37.8g13%
Fiber 14.6g61%
Sugar 8.3g9%
Protein 20.6g41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.