Slow Cooker Curried Lentil and Sausage Soup

by Erin

This post was made for #NationalSlowCookerMonth and is sponsored by Camellia and Banza. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Get excited for lentil soup with veggies, rich seasonings, and spicy sausage for a nice big food hug for your belly.

Slow Cooker Curried Lentil and Sausage Soup #lentilcurry #sausagesoup

Time to stretch my legs and get back into posting some new recipes in 2020! What better way than by celebrating #NationalSlowCookerMonth with a bunch of fellow food bloggers? And of course a giveaway to get our readers into the spirit as well, in case the frigid temperatures weren’t enough to convince you to keep your slow cooker in regular use.

Slow Cooker Curried Lentil and Sausage Soup #slowcooker #lentilsoup

I am slowly getting more into lentils so I was determined to come up with a tasty soup utilizing Camellia dried lentils. I think adding onion, carrot, celery, a blob of fresh minced garlic and ginger, homemade vegetable stock, rich seasonings, and spicy Italian sausage was an easy way to ensure it was a success. I then served it over Banza rice made from chickpeas for some extra protein.

Banza Chickpea Rice

I ate this for lunch every day for a week and I did not get tired of it. Especially while watching snow fall outside from the window net to the break room at work. What’s your favorite thing to make in the slow cooker? Check the list below for the rest of the recipes shared today and don’t forget to enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget located at the end of this post!

Slow Cooker Curried Lentil and Sausage Soup #banza #camellia

Monday’s Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Curried Lentil and Sausage Soup #curry #lentilsoup

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Serves 8


1 Tbsp olive oil

1 lb. spicy Italian (pork, turkey or veggie) sausage, casings removed

1 cup dried Camellia lentils, picked over and rinsed

1 large onion, chopped

2 large carrots, chopped

2 celery ribs, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger

1 Tbsp curry powder

1 tsp salt

6 cups reduced sodium vegetable stock

1 tsp fresh lemon juice, or to taste

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooked Banza rice, for serving

Chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat olive oil.
  2. Add sausage, crumble, and cook until brown on the outside. Remove and place into the bowl of a slow cooker.
  3. Add lentils, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, ginger, curry powder, salt, and stock to the slow cooker and stir.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
  5. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Serve over rice garnished with fresh parsley.

Source: Adapted from Epicurious and Growing Up Gabel.

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Swathi January 21, 2020 - 10:48 pm

This is the best comforting soup I have seen love everything with curried flavor, lentils and sausages. Great meal option without much work.

spiffycookie January 22, 2020 - 7:31 am

Thanks Swathi!

Cheese Curd In Paradise January 21, 2020 - 9:47 am

This is such a delicious recipe! I love curry and lentil soup is also a favorite. I have not had it as one, and am realizing that it must change! I can’t wait to try this one!

spiffycookie January 21, 2020 - 7:10 pm

I hope you do!

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck January 20, 2020 - 11:40 pm

This looks go good…and I’m definitely going to have to search for the Banza Rice…my store didn’t carry that. I always prefer smaller shaped pasta/rice.

spiffycookie January 21, 2020 - 7:26 am

I was super excited when I found out my store carried it, I hope you can find some!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan January 20, 2020 - 10:52 pm

That is a hearty meal and I am in love with the rice you have used. I have never heard of it and I am going to look for some. Slow cookers are a blessing and I love the flavors when cooked in a slow cooker.

spiffycookie January 21, 2020 - 7:26 am

I had never seen chickpea rice before either but it was a fun way to add more protein!

Wendy Klik January 20, 2020 - 9:46 am

I can see why you ate this every day. It sounds so good and the pasta helps to make it a wonderful, stick to your ribs meal.

spiffycookie January 20, 2020 - 10:12 am

Yea the Banza “rice” was closer to orzo to me but I was not complaining!


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