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Instant pot sausage and lentil stew in a white bowl.
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5 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Lentil Stew

Instant Pot Sausage and Lentil Stew has a lightly smokey, savory, flavor with a hint of spice is rich in taste and extremely filling. Prep your ingredients and toss them all into the Instant Pot and you’re well on your way to an amazing dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 584kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 6 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup Celery diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper seeded and diced
  • 4 cups Carrots diced
  • 1 lb Smoked Sausage sliced
  • 2 cups Dried Lentils
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 2 quarts Low Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1 Beef Stock Cube optional
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper


  • Set your Instant Pot to “saute” and add the Olive OilGarlic ClovesCeleryRed Bell Pepper, and Carrots, cook for 5 minutes, tossing occasionally. Add the Smoked Sausage and continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot (LentilsWorcestershire SaucePaprikaCuminBeef BrothStock CubeTomato PasteBrown SugarSalt, and Pepper). Using the “manual” setting set the time to 15 minutes. Release all the steam once done and season with any additional spices.


Since the sodium is on the high end for this soup recipe you can omit to the beef stock cube to cut it down even more, and make sure to use low-sodium beef broth.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1529mg | Potassium: 1854mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15563IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 7mg