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Sausage Lentil Stew

This hearty stew is brimming with protein-packed lentils, vegetables and tasty turkey kielbasa. It's big on flavor but easy on the budget. — Patti St. Antoine, Broomfield, Colorado
  • 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 chiles


  • 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 chiles; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 268 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1236mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 12g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • lurky27
    Mar 31, 2017

    Economical, healthy, tasty - what more could a cook want?!- Theresa

  • DebbieT
    Oct 13, 2014

    Very good.

  • angmclanc
    May 18, 2014

    So delicious. The cumin gives it a lovely warmth.

  • Rev Ruby
    Jan 31, 2013

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

  • BrendaFSC
    Nov 9, 2012

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

  • dontknowhowtocook
    Aug 14, 2011

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

  • bjq
    Oct 6, 2010

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

  • loudon
    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.

  • MadT
    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.

  • goldfinch123
    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!