Crockpot Lentil Soup with Sausage Freezer Meal

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Crockpot lentil soup with sausage

Delicious Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Sausage

I love this crockpot lentil soup with sausage recipe! It’s delicious, hearty, and easy to make! The fact that I can have it all prepped and ready to cook in 10-minutes is just so amazing. After it’s prepped I just throw it into my crockpot and wait for my delicious meal to be ready. I love it!

I always like to make extra of this recipe too because it’s so easy to freeze the leftovers. I then typically just reheat it in the microwave if I’m needing a quick dinner!

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Ingredients

One of the ingredients in this recipe is chicken broth. If you’d like to save some money, we recommend making your own chicken broth at home using this fat-free chicken broth recipe.

Serving Tips

You really don’t need any side dishes with this crockpot lentil soup because it’s already so filling! However, if you insist on having some extra food to serve with your soup, we’ve got some options for you:

Those are just a few options but if you want to, you can find all our side dish recipes here.

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Crockpot Lentil Soup with Sausage Freezer Meal

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 4-5 hr
Yield: 3 quarts | Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage or turkey sausage
  • 2 cups green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 4 stalks diced celery
  • 3 diced carrots
  • 1 diced eggplant
  • 3 large cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 8-10 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Prepare for Freezing:

  2. Cook the Italian sausage in a large frying pan over medium heat until it is cooked through.
  3. Add all ingredients to crockpot except garlic and Parmesan.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  5. Add the garlic an hour before soup is finished.
  6. Once the soup is finished top it with shredded Parmesan.
  7. Portion into ziploc freezer bags or individual containers, lay flat and freeze.
  8. Prepare after Freezing:

  9. Defrost in the fridge for up to 24 hours, and reheat in large stock pot (or microwave if in containers).
Ingredients: Basil, Carrots, Celery, Chicken Broth, Eggplant, Garlic, Lentils, Onion, Oregano, Parmesan, Pepper, Sausage, Thyme, Tomato
Meal Type: Main Dish
Categories: Soups and Chilis, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Slow Cooker, Stove Top

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