Gluten-Free Chicken Apple Sausage in Vegetable Soup

Make this lentil soup with chicken apple sausage and root vegetables if you’re looking for a nutritious soup. The soup tastes good whether in cool weather or on a day when you feel like enjoying some comfort food.

You can serve this lentil soup to a family of two or more. If for two, you’ll have two servings or leftovers. Or double the amounts for serving guests.

Soup Variations

Leave out the Chicken Apple Sausage and lentils and have vegetable soup.

Add Chicken Apple Sausage (a gluten-free sausage) with only the root vegetables.

If you like lentil soup with chicken sausage, check out Lentils with Chicken Sausage and Spinach.

What to Serve with Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is good when served with any of the following sides:

  • crackers
  • rice
  • bread
  • vegetable salad
  • cole slaw
  • cornbread

Like lentils with rice? You should consider this Rice with Lentils recipe by food blogger, Patty Cake, at And while at her blog, take a minute to look at The 30 Days of Rice Challenge.

Other Side Recipes You May Like

Try this Easy Coleslaw with Sugar-Free Homemade Dressing to go with the lentil soup.

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw

Of course, you can keep things simple for sides. Make a meal with soup and buttered cornbread. Filling and delicious, that would be the perfect comfort food.

Not crazy about cornbread? You may like this Double Loaf Yeast Bread recipe (and it’s yummy).

Double Loaves Yeast Bread

However, if you are a vegetable lover and want to include more veggies, a Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad is an option.

broccoli and cauliflower salad
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Lentil Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage & Root Vegetables

Lentil, vegetable, and chicken apple sausage soup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 525 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Lentils
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 4 Carrots
  • 3 Bunch Green Onions
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1-1/2 cup Kale or approximately 3 handfuls
  • 1 32-Oz box Organic light sodium chicken broth
  • 4 Cup Water
  • 1 package Gluten-free chicken apple sausage


  1. Rinse the lentils, checking for and discarding any debris such as tiny pebbles.

  2. Set aside the lentils.

  3. Peel, slice, and dice the vegetables, and put into a large pot with the lentils.

  4. Add the broth and water to the pot.

  5. Turn the burner on high, and cook until boiling then turn on low and cook for approximately 20 minutes.

  6. While the vegetables and lentils are boiling, slice the sausage links into thin (or thick if you prefer) slices.

  7. When the veggies and lentils have cooked for 20 minutes, add the sliced sausage to the pot, and cook for approximately 20 more minutes.

  8. Ready to eat.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will serve four people or two people with seconds or leftovers. Double the amount of ingredients to make for your family and guests.


  1. Soup looks delicious. The colors in your photos are very bright. Did you get a new camera?

    1. Author

      Thank you! No, not a new camera – it’s the lighting.

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