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Green Lentils with Sausage and Kale

With the progression of winter storms, that means sometimes the grocery stores are just clean out of things. Finding inspiration from the pantry becomes key and so I keep a few essentials on hand so that I always have something to make.

Dried beans, lentils or canned

Broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)

Dried herbs

In this case, I had green lentils, chicken stock and one link of sausage in the freezer that I thought would come together nicely with kale  for a bean-like lentil dish. This is definitely one I will make again and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. For a quick video on how I made the dish, like and follow on Instagram.


1/2 lb green lentils 

1 cup diced onion

3 cups chicken broth

2 cups of water

1/4 lb sausage

2 cups shredded kale

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tbsp sea salt

1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes

2-3 dried bay leaves


  1. Dice a small yellow onion and add to a medium pot over medium heat.
  2. Add in lentils, 2 cups of stock, one cup of water and all of the seasonings. 
  3. Top and bring to a boil. While it begins to boil, chop up sausage and add to pot. (Remove casing if it’s not smoked.)
  4. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, then add kale, remaining stock and water. (Feel free to sprinkle in a little extra onion, garlic powder and salt to season the kale.)
  5. Let cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  6. Enjoy with or without rice.