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Slow-Cooker Lentil and Pasta Stew

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Slow-Cooker Lentil and Pasta Stew
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this delicious lentil and pasta stew - a hearty slow cooked dinner.

Ingredients

3/4
cup dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1/2
cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
3 1/2
cups vegetable broth
1
can (11.5 oz) vegetable juice
1/3
cup uncooked rosamarina or orzo pasta (2 oz)
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Directions

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix lentils, celery, bell pepper and broth.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 to 12 hours.
  • 3 Stir vegetable juice, pasta and thyme into stew. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 25 to 30 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.
Tips  

Lentils come in many colors--brown, red and yellow. You can find brown lentils in most supermarkets, but you may have to look in a specialty market to find the red and yellow varieties.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
10
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1110mg
46%
Potassium
670mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
8g
32%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
12g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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