Lentil Soup with Kielbasa

Lentil Soup with Kielbasa

Lentil Soup with Kielbasa

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 lb. turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 lb. (about 2 cups) dried lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) beef broth
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped


Combine all ingredients except for the spinach in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours or until lentils are tender. Add spinach and cover. Let stand 5-10 minutes or until spinach wilts. Remove cover and discard bay leaf.

  • Method: Slow Cooker

Keywords: lentils, lentil soup, slow cooker, slow cooker lentil soup

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