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sausage lentil soup instant pot

Sausage Lentil Soup with Kale Cooked in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

Full of fiber, vitamins and minerals, this Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage and Kale is a nourishing alternative to a frozen bought dinner.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner recipe, lentil soup, lentils, soup, soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Celebrate Woman


  • 1 lbs mild Italian sausage
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 celery stalks with leafy tops thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups bone broth or chicken stock
  • 2 cups dried lentils
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes or use 2 cans at 14 oz each
  • 5 cups baby kale leaves loosely packed
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped


  1. Hit "saute" button on Instant Pot. Add sausage and cook until meat crumbles and begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add stock, lentils, red pepper flakes, tomatoes and stir.

  3. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure the release valve is in the "sealing" position. Press "manual" button and set timer for 12 minutes.

  4. The Instant Pot will warm up for about 10 minutes and then start cooking. After 12 minutes, quick-release by flipping the release valve to “venting."

  5. Add kale and vinegar. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.