Instant Pot Sausage Lentil Rice Soup—a flavorful hearty soup with chunks of sausage, lentils, rice, fire roasted tomatoes and seasonings. Give it a shot for dinner this week!
Instant Pot Sausage Lentil Rice Soup
A 365 Days email subscriber, Sharon, sent me a version of this recipe. It was originally a stove top recipe. I read through the recipe and knew immediately that I would like it. Sausage flavors soups so nicely plus it had lentils in it (a highly underrated ingredient). If you’d like to see Sharon’s original recipe you can download it by clicking on the black “download” oval button below. The original recipe feeds a crowd and in addition to lentil and rice it also has tortellini! So it’s hearty. My version does not have the tortellini.
We all really loved this soup and the leftovers too. I always think soup is better the next day for lunch 🙂 Don’t just dismiss this soup recipe because of the lentils and you don’t think you like them or that your kids will like them. Seriously. Give it a shot!
If you have a favorite recipe that you think would work well in the Instant Pot or slow cooker let me know! Email me [email protected] and I’ll see what I can do.
A few notes about the ingredients I used…
Sausage–I used plain old pork breakfast sausage. I also think Italian sausage would be amazing. Or you could use turkey sausage as the original recipe called for.
Beef Broth–I used 8 cups of water with 8 teaspoons of Better Than Bouillon Beef Base. It’s my favorite. I find it very convenient to always have a jar of it in my fridge. I buy the big jars from Costco.
Lentils–lentils can be found by the dried beans at your grocery store. They are cheap and super healthy. I also like to buy lentils in the bulk section at Winco for a dollar a pound.
Rice–I used a long grain white rice for this soup so it would cook at the same rate as the lentils. I haven’t tried other types of rice with this soup yet.
Fire roasted tomatoes–I love buying cans of fire roasted tomatoes. They add a lot of flavor to my recipes. You can find them next to the normal canned tomatoes.
More Instant Pot soup recipes…
What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Sausage Lentil Rice Soup I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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A flavorful hearty soup with chunks of sausage, lentils, rice, fire roasted tomatoes and seasonings. Give it a shot for dinner this week!
- 1 pound ground sausage (you can use pork or turkey sausage)
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups beef broth
- 1 cup diced or grated carrots
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 cup uncooked lentils
- 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
- 1 (14 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the ground sausage and break it up*. Add in the onion. Brown the sausage for about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease using a colander. Add the sausage back into the pot. Stir in the garlic. Turn off the Instant Pot. Add in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure there is no food sticking to the pot.
- Add in the carrots, celery, oregano, basil, lentils, rice, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir.
- Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the SOUP button to 5 minutes (if you don’t have a soup button use the manual/pressure cook button). When time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting.
- Remove the lid. Stir the soup. Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!
- Category: Soup
- Method: Instant Pot
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