A warm and cozy sausage lentil soup is just the thing for chilly days! This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.
There’s nothing like a cozy soup on a cold day, is there? A hearty bowl of soup, some crackers, and maybe a salad – it’s the perfect healthy lunch or dinner. This sausage lentil soup is naturally gluten free, dairy free, and free of the top 8 allergens. It’s a hearty, delicious, allergy friendly soup.
This sausage lentil soup is really filling with the addition of sweet potatoes – they add fiber and a nice texture as well.
If you don’t like sweet potatoes, you can do regular potatoes. And if you would prefer to leave the sausage out, you can definitely do that.
Any variety of lentils will work in this recipe, but if you use red lentils, the cooking time will be shorter and they are definitely mushier than green or black lentils.
Sausage Lentil Sweet Potato Autumn Soup.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1/2 cup baby carrots chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 4 chicken sausages I used Applegate Farms Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage
- 32 ounces chicken broth
- 1 cup green lentils
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
- Saute onions, carrots and garlic in olive oil, over medium heat until softened.
- Add sausage, and cook, browning on all sides. Once the sauce is cooked, remove from the pot and slice. Then add the sausage pieces back to the pot.
- Pour in broth, one cup water and scrape up brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Add lentils and sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover. Cook on low for 30-40 minutes until lentils and sweet potatoes are tender. Check the liquid level - if it gets too low, add a 1/2 cup of water.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with gluten free crackers or bread and butter.
My recipe for gluten free crackers, which are perfect for serving with soup.