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Hearty Lentil Soup with Sausage and Sweet Paprika

This warm soup almost begs for autumn weather that season in Provence when morning takes just a bit longer to wake up. There is often a dense, dew-fog layer when you awake and it’s the time of year when you should carry a jacket or sweater – just in case. This recipe for lentil soup with sausage, lots of vegetables and a hint of sweet paprika is a filling meal for lunch or dinner. Bundle up and enjoy the change of seasons.

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More Fall Soups:

Butternut Squash Soup with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

Roasted Carrot Soup

Pumpkin and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with a dash of Clementine

Bouillabaisse with Champignons de Saison

Lentil Sausage Sweet Paprika Soup Cook'n with Class

Lentils and Sausage with Sweet Paprika Soup

This soup is a filling bowl of delicious flavours. It is easy to prepare, and can definitely be made in advance. Serve with fresh bread and a red wine from Provence.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 6 people


  • 100 grams green lentils
  • 2 large Potatoes
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 2 Sausages Saucisse de Toulouse or Italian
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Paprika
  • 2 litres (~ 2 quarts) Chicken Broth
  • sprig of Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 tbsp Parsley chopped
  • 1 Celery Branch
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Chop the onion, garlic, celery, carrot and sear them in a large pot with olive oil on medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Add the sausage previously cut in big chunks, and continue searing in the saucepan for 2 to 3 minutes, add the lentils, potatoes, parsley, and the broth.
    Lentil Sausage Sweet Paprika Soup Ingredients Cook'n with Class
  • Add salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Add thyme, 1 bay leaf and cook until the lentils are tender but not falling apart (about 45 minutes on a simmer)
  • Serve hot with fresh, crusty bread.
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