Italian Lentil & Sausage Soup

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Prep Time15minutes
Cook Time60minutes
Passive Time45minutes
Nutrition Facts
Italian Lentil & Sausage Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 149mg 6%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 19g 76%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 42%
Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 8%
Iron 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Don’t freak out if you are seeing the word “sausage” in the headline, it’s vegan. Trust me when I promise you that everything on this site is vegan!

There is a local restaurant that I always thought made the best lentil soup…until now. This has become a new favorite in our house for vegans and non-vegans, alike.

I used the Trader Joe’s Italian Sausage-less Sausage in this soup and it tastes absolutely fantastic. You can also top each bowl with a dollop of vegan sour cream for extra creaminess.



  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 3 medium shallots finely chopped
  • 1/2 large green pepper Chopped
  • 2 medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 12 oz Trader Joe's Italian Sausage-less Sausage (4 links), diced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbl. dried oregano
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 16 oz. dried lentils, rinsed and sorted
  • 1 Tbl. Better Than Bouillon Reduced Sodium Vegetable Base
  • 8 - 10 cups hot water


  1. In a large saute pan, heat oil and add shallots and green pepper cooking, over medium high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in carrots and celery and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Add Sausage-less Sausage and seasonings and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in lentils, hot water and Better than Bouillon. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down to medium.
  5. Cover and simmer for about an hour.
  6. Serve in bowls and, if desired, add a dollop of vegan sour cream.

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