Lentils with Sausage and Kale

A spicy, satisfying, and incredibly delicious one pot meal that will fill you up with goodness
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Meme


  • 8 ounces sausage sliced
  • 1 1/4 cup onions diced (1 medium)
  • 1 cup carrots diced (1 large)
  • 1 cup celery diced (2 stalks)
  • 2 TBSP jalapeño minced (1 small)
  • 2 tsp garlic minced (2 cloves)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 3/4 cups no salt added chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups lentils rinsed & sorted
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups kale chopped (1/3 bunch)
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 lemon
  • 2 TBSP parsley for serving


  • Heat a pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook for about 5-7 minutes until browned. Flip and brown the other side. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.
  • Add diced onions, carrots, and celery to the pot. Sauté veggies until softened for about 5 minutes. Stir in jalapeño and garlic, and sauté for 1 minute. Add salt, chicken broth, lentils, and bay leaf. Stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • When almost all of the liquid has absorbed and the lentils are softened, stir in kale & reserved sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes until kale wilts and the liquid has been mostly absorbed. Remove bay leaf and stir in lemon juice. Serve with parsley and extra lemon if desired.