Copycat Carrabba’s Sausage and Lentil Soup

Copycat Carrabba’s Sausage and Lentil Soup…your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This amazing soup is a staple at our house. So delicious!

Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze itLet’s face it, I LOVE going out to eat. Trying new foods and not having to do the prep or cleanup myself is one of my favorite favorite things. Sometimes its just so nice to get dressed up and get out of the house. But sometimes it’s also nice to be able to make your restaurant favorites in the comfort of your own home. It helps when your restaurant favorite comes in the form of a super easy and SUPER DELICIOUS Sausage and Lentil Soup from Carrabbas!Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze it Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze itCarrabba’s is such a great restaurant. I constantly crave their Chicken Bryan (which I recreated HERE). Whenever I go there I eat way too much and come home stuffed. I have to get a soup, salad, entree, and of course dessert. But when I eat at home, it’s much easier to cap it at just soup (and wine). Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze it Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze it

How to Make Copycat Carrabba’s Sausage and Lentil Soup

This is almost a one pot meal. It actually could be a one pot meal if you use the stock pot or dutch oven to brown your meat. But I chose to brown the meat in a skillet first. But even so, two dishes to wash and tons of soup to show for it. You can freeze this too for amazing comfort food lasting throughout Winter. Win freakin win.Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze it Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze itI adapted this Carrabba’s Sausage and Lentil Soup recipe from one I found on food.com.

It’s such a great resource for recipes of any and every kind! I also love that you can add your own pics to recipes. Which of course, I did :)Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze it Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup...your favorite restaurant comfort food made easy at home! This soup is such an EASY RECIPE and you can freeze itEnjoy!

Serves 6

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Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup

10 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups dry lentils
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • fresh basil, oregano and shredded parmesan for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown sausage on medium/high heat, crumbling as you cook. When sausage is almost done, add in the garlic and allow to cook.
  2. In a large stock pot or dutch oven, combine all ingredients and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
  4. Simmer for about 1 hour or until lentils are tender. If soup is too thick, add water for desired consistency.
  5. Sprinkle with basil, oregano, and parmesan for garnish.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

**You can also use pre-steamed (ready to eat) lentils. In this case, you would want about 3 cups presteamed lentils. You can cook the soup for about 20 minutes or until fully heated through if using the precooked lentils.

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Calories
406 cal
Fat
17 g
Carbs
41 g
Protein
18 g


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Ashley
Simmerimg on my stove now. SO EXCITED to taste. Thank u!!
Conne
My husband who said he does NOT LIKE lentils ( a memory from childhood.) LOVED this one. I told him it was sausage soup. Even though he could see the lentils I don't believe he realized what they were until I told him. One of the best soups I have ever tasted!! Recipe shared many, many times with GF's!!
    Becky Hardin
    BEST COMMENT EVER! My husband is the same way, so I knew this was a winner. THANK YOU for stopping by and letting me know, you totally made my day. You are too sweet!
Arty
Shouldn't a "copycat" recipe try to be the same as the one it's copying? I'm wondering if you've ever had it, because this is nothing like it. And the pictures don't look like the recipe. Diced tomatoes in a can are always uniform in size. You say crumble the sausage, but there are big chunks. There's no zucchini in Carrabba's.
    Becky Hardin
    I definitely made my own spin on the soup, but you could leave out the zucchini for sure if you prefer it that way. I did crumble the sausage but didn't break it up into super small crumbles. I know they use fennel sausage, which you're right would be a bit different. Thank you for stopping by none-the-less! I really appreciate it :)
      Nicole
      Hi, I was thinking the same thing but decided I will try anyway. I don't have fennel sausage but I can add it. I hope it comes out good. I need the taste of fennel when I make the copycat recipie zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden and feel as if I will need it with this recipie as well. We shall see...
        Becky Hardin
        Fennel Sausage in this would definitely taste fab and more like the restaurant soup. I may need to try it that way and adjust the recipe. Thanks for the rec! Hope you like the recipe without it still!!
      Nancy
      Becky, I made your recipe and loved it. My husband, son and grandson loved it, too. We have eaten the Carrabas version multiple times but love yours and theirs. I am making a double batch next week to take to our church Lenten supper. Thank you.
        Becky Hardin
        SO happy to get this comment Nancy!! Means so much that you stopped back by to let me know. Hope your church friends love it too!!
Deen
One of my favorite soups. So hearty & healthy! This dish is full of flavor and it lends itself well to adaptation.
Megan {Country Cleaver}
We love lentil soup in our house!! This is a winner!
Eleesa Harden
Hey Becky! I'm glad you've posted this version of the soup. I'm actually eating leftover soup from Carrabba's that I bought last night, and I'm noticing though that there isn't zucchini in it and it also has bacon in it (which I didn't see listed in your version or the one from food.com). I'm still excited to make your recipe tonight, though! :)
Cathy Hogan
Wondering what colour of lentils you used for this recipe. Also did you use mild or hot Italian sausage.
Bonnie
why couldn't this reipe be just one page?
Margie Dixon
Just made it. Love it! Filling, healthy and delicious. YUM. Thanks for sharing!
Bert
Could you do this in a crockpot after you browned the suave and garlic
    Becky Hardin
    I think you could although I've never made it that way. If you try it let me know! Hope you love it :)
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