German Lentil Soup by FIVEheartHOME

smoked kielbasa sausage, dried green or brown lentils, carrots, garlic, worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, parsley, celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground nutmeg, black pepper, bay leaf, chicken broth or stock, apple cider vinegar

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 50 min


– 1 to 2 cups cubed smoked/kielbasa sausage (or ham)
– 1 pound dried green or brown lentils (picked over, rinsed & drained)
– 3 cups packed diced/shredded/matchstick carrots (about 10 ounces)
– 3 large cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
– 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
– 1/3 cup packed fresh chopped parsley (plus additional for garnish (or 2 tablespoons dried parsley)
– 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
– 1 bay leaf
– 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock (or vegetable broth)
– Apple cider vinegar for serving (optional)

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 50 min



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