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Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup with Sausage {Video}

This Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup with Sausage Recipe is a delicious and hearty soup with tons of flavor. It’s a quick and easy dinner option when made in your electric pressure cooker.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker lentil soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
other 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 276kcal
Author Tanya



  • Select sauté on your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Once it says “HOT,” add your italian sausage to the pot and cook until brown, breaking up the meat in the process.
  • Add the onion, celery, carrot, zucchini, and garlic cloves and stir until vegetables soften a little, about 3 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” to turn of the Instant Pot. Add the chicken broth, lentils, dried basil, and oregano to the pot and stir.
  • Pour diced tomatoes on top of the mixture. Cover Instant Pot and Pressure Cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When timer is up, allow to natural release for 10 minutes, then release remaining pressure.
  • Add fresh parsley and stir. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with sour cream or parmesan cheese.


Notes on Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup

  • You can substitute dried parsley for the fresh. Sub it by using 2 Tbsp rather than 1/4 cup and add it when you add the other dried herbs. I just find that fresh parsley adds so much more flavor. 
  • This soup is great for leftovers. 

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Calories: 276kcal | Fat: 1g