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Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage

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5 from 6 reviews

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.

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  • 1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed in a fine-mesh sieve and drained
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 10 ounces uncooked or pre-cooked Italian or Polish chicken, pork, or beef sausage (about 4 pieces), sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Combine the lentils, carrots, celery, onion, sausages, broth, and 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 pepper and lemon juice.
  5. Serve hot.


  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  2. Or, place leftovers in a tightly-sealed container and freeze for up to 2 months.
  3. To ensure this recipe is gluten-free, make sure to read the label on the sausage package. 
  4. The total cooking time includes 10 minutes for the pot to come up to pressure and a 10 minute natural release.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 336
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 835.1 mg
  • Fat: 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.8 g
  • Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 18.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.1 mg