Easy Crockpot Lentil Soup with Sausage (Freezer Meal)

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Freezer lentil soup

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!

Ingredients for lentil soup in slow cooker

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.

Also, if you’re wondering about the plastic in the photo above, I’m using a slow cooker liner. It makes cleanup a lot easier!

Remaining lentil soup ingredients added to crockpot

How to Freeze Lentil Soup

This lentil soup recipe is extremely easy to freeze. Just portion the cooked soup into resealable freezer bags or containers, remove the excess air, then lay them flat and freeze.

When you’re ready to eat, thaw a bag or container in the fridge for 24 hours and reheat your serving in a large stockpot on medium to low heat. Stir occasionally.

Lentil soup cooking in crockpot

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.

Easy crockpot lentil soup

Recommended Crockpot

If you don’t have a slow cooker already, here’s a nice one that you can get from Amazon for a really good price :

Hamilton Beach 33967 Set 'n Forge Crockpot

Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

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Slow cooker lentil soup

Easy Crockpot Lentil Soup with Sausage (Freezer Meal)

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Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 4-5 hr
Yield: 16 cups | Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mild Italian ground sausage
  • 2 cups green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • shredded Parmesan and/or fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, until cooked through, breaking apart into small pieces as it cooks.
  2. Add cooked sausage, lentils, onion, celery, carrots, eggplant, pepper, basil, oregano, thyme, and chicken broth into large slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  4. Stir in the minced garlic one hour before soup is finished cooking.
  5. Garnish with shredded Parmesan and fresh parsley before serving, if desired.
  6. PREPARING FOR THE FREEZER:

  7. Let soup cool. Portion cooked soup into resealable freezer bags (or individual containers), remove air, lay flat, and freeze.
  8. PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:

  9. Thaw in the fridge for 24 hours. Reheat in large stock pot on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

Notes

If you want to speed up the process of cooling the soup, you can place the soup pot or container in a bath of ice water, stirring soup every few minutes.

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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