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Sausage Lentil Stew Recipe

Sausage Lentil Stew Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 268 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,236 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Sausage Lentil Stew

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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."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"Delicious! I made this recipe exactly as written, will definately make this again, and won't change a thing!"

Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"Because we try to stay away from most meat, I used only 1/2 pound of low fat turkey kielbasa and diced it into smaller pieces. We like the flavor that cumin gives to any recipe, so doubled the amount. The cayenne pepper gives it a little snap, we use more but even the 1/8 t. would be to hot for some."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"This stew was so good and so full of healthy goodness. It was also very easy to prepare but tasted like I had worked all day on it. The only small change I made was adding 1/2 teaspoon more salt at the end. I know I'll be making this often."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"This recipe is delicious! I have 4 additional servings to have for later meals. It is easy and pretty cost efficient to make. I highly recommend this!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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