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Instant Pot Freezer Meals :: Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup

  • Author: Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes under pressure
  • Total Time: 18 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: soup
  • Method: pressure cooker

Description

This Instant Pot spicy sausage and lentil soup is intense and hearty, made with andouille sausage, lentils, and chopped vegetables, Plus, it is quick and easy to make in your Instant Pot!


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Ingredients

  • 2 andouille sausage
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 C chopped mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 C uncooked lentils
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 C chicken broth

Instructions

To make immediately:

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on Saute and heat 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add the sausage once the pot is hot and brown on both sides. While the sausage is browning, chop the vegetables and add each (onions, carrots, and mushrooms) to the pot once they are ready.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot (lentils through broth). Cover the Instant Pot, turn the valve to sealing, and cook the soup for 20 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Quick release the pressure. Remove the sausage from the pot and slice into 1/2 inch pieces. Return the chopped sausage to the pot and serve immediately.

To freeze for later:

  1. Brown the sausages in a pan and set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a freezer bag, then top with cooled sausages. Freeze.
  3. TO COOK FROM FROZEN: Transfer frozen soup mixture to the Instant Pot, cover, and close the valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. (Instant Pot will take longer to come to pressure with frozen content).
  4. Quick release the pressure. Remove the sausage from the pot and slice into 1/2 inch pieces. Return the chopped sausage to the pot and serve immediately.