Amy Roloff Cooking Sausage Lentil Soup

Amy Roloff Cooking Sausage Lentil Soup - Amy Roloff's Little Kitchen


Lentil Sausage and Kale Soup

By Amy Roloff
Amy Roloff’s Little Kitchen


2 cups of Lentils
1 large onion, chopped
3 large carrots, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
3 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 ½ pounds of bulk Italian sausage, or
1 pound of Kielbasa, cut in thick slices or
Italian sausage, casting removed and sliced
Salt and Ground Pepper
3 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 Bay leafs
1 ½ Tbsp Thyme
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp rosemary
8 cups of good Chicken Broth
2 Tbsp tomato paste
4 cups of Kale, without stems
½ cup chopped Parsley
Shaved Parmesan Cheese
Optional: ¼ cup Red Wine or 2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

Serves 4-6 depending on your serving size 

In a medium size bowl add lentils and 2 cups of boiling water. Let sit for about 20 minutes and drain any water that is left over. Note: I like this step because it begins to get the lentils ready and softens them up just a tad before adding to the soup.

Tear Kale from their stem and into bite size pieces. Place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and gently mix kale.

If not done already, chopped the vegetables. In large medium stock pot heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil and sauté onions, carrots and celery, salt and ground pepper for
about 10 minutes til just tender. Add in 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (if needed), sausage, breaking up into bite size pieces, garlic and seasonings – thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, cumin and cook for another 10 minutes or longer til sausage is cooked through.

Add the Chicken broth, tomato paste and the drained lentils. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer cook for about 1 hour til lentils are cooked through and tender. Add kale and cook for another 10 minutes or so.

Add salt and ground pepper or other seasonings if needed.
Serve in bowls sprinkled with parsley and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy gathering around the table.


  • Tasha

    Can this be done in a instapot?

  • Ellen Smith

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  • Tammy D. Barbee

    Amy you have been so inspirational to me your confidence in everything you do is so wonderful to see regardless of others that seem negative maybe jealous. You just keep trying to be positive and loving because that’s who you are a quality that god is proud of. I too have lost my mother, my partner of 23 years he just went to bed and died in his sleep. I struggle with that I can’t have the closure of saying goodbye and to say how much I loved him. I do get some comfort that I will see him again in heaven. I have been watching your show since the very beginning and watched because of you. I hope for you and Chris much happiness and joy. Don’t ever let anyone rob you of your joy! No one can replace you in your kids life. You’re there mother and that will never change. I thought that Zack should had been more enthusiastic about your engagement! I so wanted him and Tori to be overjoyed for you on the show. I love that you and your girlfriends have a good relationship and show you support and love. You deserve that for you did all the work for years to raise the kids with no or very little help from Matt. I only watch the show to see you and Chris and the kids and grandkids. Please keep doing your recipes and filming them. I loved to see you and Chris have your gathering supper nights. Can’t wait to see pictures of you and Chris getting married would be so cool to do a destination wedding like Hawaii like by a waterfall somewhere amazing to show on TLC. I’m sure I am not the only one that wants to see the wedding. Sincerely, Tammy

  • Mary

    Is there a way to print the recipe and I am not seeing it? Only the recipe. Looks good.

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