Soup's on with this flavorful, healthy pantry pull meal made even easier with the magic of the Crock-Pot.
Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword Lentils, Sausage, Soup
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 8hours
4small potatoesdiced, small
½lbground sweet Italian sausage
1bunchkalecleaned, stemmed, and chopped
2cups red lentilsdried
28ozcrushed tomatoes(one can)
2tbspsmoked Spanish paprika
grated Parmesan cheeseto taste
crushed red pepperto taste
In a large crock-pot, combine the onion, carrots, garlic, lentils, potato, and kale.
Make mini-meatballs out of the ground sausage. I was able to purchase bulk sausage, but if I couldn’t find that, I would remove the casing of sausage links and make that into meatballs. Add the meatballs to the crock-pot.
Add the tomatoes, water, and chicken stock. Add the paprika, basil, and thyme. Stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Taste and add salt to your liking.
Serve in large bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper.
Don't have a slow cooker? Add all ingredients in the order above to a large soup pot. Bring to a boil then simmer for 45 minutes to an hour or until vegetables are cooked through.