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Lentil-Sausage Stew

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Lentil-Sausage Stew
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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This stick-to-your-ribs stew with smoked sausage, lentils and sweet potatoes is perfect for chilly weeknights.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
large sweet potato, peeled, cut into1/2-inch pieces
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
2
cups dried brown lentils, sorted, rinsed
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso™ chicken broth (8 cups)
1
can (14.5 oz) whole tomatoes, drained
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4
cups fresh baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook sausage in oil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. With slotted spoon, remove sausage to bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Add carrots, onion and sweet potato to drippings in Dutch oven. Cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost tender. Stir in garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute. Add lentils and broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 30 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  • 3 Stir in sausage, tomatoes, salt and pepper, breaking up tomatoes. Cook uncovered 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until wilted.
Tips  

Top with shaved Parmesan and serve with rustic-style bread. For those who enjoy a little heat, add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
)
Sodium
1650mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
10g
0%
)
Protein
19g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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