Flavor wise, there was a lot of it! I'm honestly not a huge fan of sausage in my cooking, but I do love lentils! They really do have a meaty quality. If you're vegetarian, this soup would be great without the sausage. I personally felt the spinach it calls for doesn't add anything for me. If I were to make it again, I would leave it out!
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First, chop 1 cup of carrots and place in the bottom of the Crock Pot insert.
Lay your sausage, quartered and sliced, over the carrots. I used Chicken Apple Sausage, but the package says smoked turkey. Use whatever you like. I also used the entire package instead of just 6 oz.
Sort and rinse the lentils and then place them over the top of the sausage and carrots.
Add salt and the seasoning packet over the top of that.
Next, add 1 1/2 cups Chicken broth and 4 cups water. (I used 2 bouillon cubes and 5 1/2 cups water)
Cook on LOW for 3 1/2-4 hours or on HIGH for 2 1/2-3 hours.
15 minutes before serving, add the spinach. (I would personally skip this and I love spinach!)
Remove bay leaf before serving!