This Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage recipe is such an easy and flavorful meal. Serve the soup for a delicious lunch or dinner. This recipe is done in 40 minutes, with very little hands-on time.

two bowls on instant pot lentil soup served with sliced scallions on top

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 lentil soup recipe is also great because you don’t have to soak the lentils before you cook them. 

ingredients for lentil soup on a cutting board

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.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

lentil soup ingredients ready to be cooked in the instant pot pressure cooker

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.

cooked lentil soup in the instant pot ready to be served

Step Four

Serve your soup hot. I like to add a sprinkle of thinly-sliced green scallions for extra crunch and flavor.

FAQs

Can I make this Instant Pot lentil soup 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 lentil soup recipe?

No, it is best to use green or brown lentils for this soup. If you only have red lentils on hand, then be sure to see my recipe for Instant Pot Red Lentil Dal.

How do you cook lentils in a pressure cooker?

If you just want to cook plain lentils, you can see my recipe for Instant Pot Brown Lentils.

bowl of instant pot lentil soup served with sliced scallions on top

Other Healthy Instant Pot Soups You Might Like

Or, see my complete list of healthy Instant Pot Soup Recipes!

instant pot lentil soup served in two white bowls with two gold spoons

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lentil soup served in a white bowl with a gold spoon

Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage


Description

This Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage recipe is such an easy and flavorful meal. Serve the soup for a delicious lunch or dinner. This recipe is done in 40 minutes, with very little hands-on time.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 10 ounces cooked 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 leftovers in a tightly-sealed container and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To ensure this recipe is gluten-free, make sure to read the label on the sausage package. 
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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

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