Red lentil soup is a comforting meal on a chilly night. Even better when you add kielbasa!
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Red Lentil & Kielbasa Soup

Easy and comforting lentil soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lentil soup recipe, quick soup recipes, red lentils, vegan soup recipe, vegetarian recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Judith Hannemann


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 16 oz red lentils
  • 16 oz chopped kielbasa


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes or until onion begins to get tender.
  • Add the stock and remaining ingredients except the kielbasa. Simmer for approximately 1 hour or until lentils are tender. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves.
  • Puree soup either in a conventional blender or with an immersion/stick blender.
  • Add the kielbasa and heat through.


Omit the kielbasa and use vegetable stock for a vegan soup.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 5mg