This Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage recipe is such an easy, comforting meal. Serve it for a delicious lunch or dinner. This recipe is gluten-free and freezer-friendly.

lentil soup served in two bowls with gold spoons

Lentil Soup

This Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage recipe is on constant rotation in my house. This recipe is great for meal prepping, and it has even more flavor the day after you make it. 

This recipe is also:

  • gluten-free,
  • full of protein and veggies,
  • satisfying, 
  • and just so easy to make. 

I’m a big fan of cooking lentils in the pressure cooker, especially since it cuts the cooking time in half as compared to the stovetop. This recipe is also great because you don’t have to soak the lentils before you cook them. 

ingredients for lentil soup

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step of this recipe is to get your lentils, vegetables, and sausages ready. Rinse the lentils and chop the veggies and sausages. Be sure to read the ingredient label of your sausage to make sure they are gluten-free.

Step Two

Combine everything in a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot and lock on the lid. Set the time to 10 minutes.

Step Three

Remove the lid and stir in the salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Serve hot!

 

lentil soup cooked in the instant pot

FAQs

Can you make this recipe vegan?

Yes, you can make this lentil soup vegan by leaving out the sausages, or using a plant-based sausage. You also need to use vegetable broth, not chicken broth.

Can I use red lentils for this recipe?

No, it is best to use green or brown lentils for this soup.

bowl of lentil soup with chopped chives on top

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two bowl of lentil soup ready to serve

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bowl of soup with a gold spoon ready to eat

Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage recipe is such an easy, comforting meal. Serve it for a delicious lunch or dinner. This recipe is gluten-free and freezer-friendly.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 10 ounces cooked gluten-free Italian or Polish chicken, pork, or beef sausage, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Instructions

  1. Combine the lentils, carrots, celery, onion, sausages, broth, dried thyme in the pot of a 6-quart or 8-quart pressure cooker.
  2. Lock on the lid and set to cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. Once the soup is done cooking, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes. Then, use the quick-release to get rid of any remaining pressure.
  4. Carefully remove the lid and stir in the salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  5. Serve hot

Notes

Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or, place any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container and freeze for up to 2 months.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lentil sausage soup, instant pot soup, instant pot lentils and sausage

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