Sausage Lentil Stew Recipe
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Sausage Lentil Stew Recipe

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This hearty stew is chock-full of protein-packed lentils, vegetables and tasty turkey kielbasa. It's big on flavor but easy on the budget, assures Patti St. Antoine of Broomfield, Colorado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound fully cooked turkey kielbasa, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 268 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1236mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 12g fiber), 20g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 2 lean meat 1 vegetable 1 fat


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the kielbasa, carrots, celery, onion and garlic in oil until vegetables are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water, potatoes, broth, lentils, salt, cumin and cayenne; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and chilies; heat through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Lentil Stew in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p55

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"Very good."

Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"So delicious. The cumin gives it a lovely warmth."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"A delightful, flavorful rich blend of tastes and textures! Perfect for a cold winter evening!"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Such a hearty will be my go to recipe for the cooler months ahead."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Mild, pleasing flavor... the green chilis add the right touch."

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