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Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup is a healthy, hearty soup that will leave you satisfied inside & out. You'll love the flavors and textures from the lentils and kale. A sprinkling of cheese and a drizzle of olive oil will make each bite a perfect 10!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale, lentils, sausage, soup
Servings: 8 people
Author: iamahoneybee
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 large carrots finely diced
  • 3 celery stalks finely diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 ounces French lentils
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage cut into small pieces
  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 9-10 ounces chopped fresh kale remove the tough stalk prior to chopping
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Grated asiago or parmesan cheese
  1. In a very large stock pot, heat the oil over medium-low heat until shimmering. Add the mirepoix (onion, carrots, celery) and bay leaves to the pot and cook the vegetables, stirring frequently, until very tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the lentils, sausage, and kale.

  3. As you add the tomatoes, remove and discard the tougher piece where the stem was connected to the fruit and break up the tomatoes with your fingers. Pour the remaining juice from the can into the soup as well. 

  4. Add the chicken stock, and seasonings. 

  5. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, covered, until lentils and kale are tender. Remove bay leaves prior to serving.

  6. Ladle into bowls and top with some grated cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.