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Sausage With Lentils

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Low Fat Sausage and Lentils

Low Fat Sausage and Lentils

Fiona Haynes
This sausage and lentils dish makes a delicious and hearty supper. Lean chicken sausage keeps the fat count down, and lentils add extra protein and a healthy dose of fiber. If you need to eat gluten free, choose a brand of broth that meets the requirement.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 pound lean Italian-style chicken sausage, casings removed and crumbled
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup lentils, picked through


Heat oil in large skillet. Sauté onions and garlic until softened. Brown sausage meat until no longer pink. Add mushrooms, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in canned tomatoes, broth and lentils. Simmer for 25-35 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook for 5 more minutes, until lentils are tender.

Serves 4

Per Serving: Calories 346, Calories from Fat 58, Total Fat 6.6g (sat 1.3g), Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 39g, Fiber 19.4g, Protein 33g

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 3 out of 5
with some changes, it's good, Member the_happy_scrapper

I cooked this as directed, and my lentils weren't even close to being soft. I cooked an additional 20 minutes and the lentils were softer, but not soft enough. However, by that time, even though the pan was covered, most of the juices and both had dried up or been absorbed. I added the rest of my 14.5 oz can of broth, plus two-thirds of a second can, and half of another can of diced tomatoes, and cooked another 20 minutes. so, to recap: 1 1/2 - 2 cans of beef broth 1 1/2 cans of diced tomatoes, cook all ingredients together for an hour, or until lentils are soft.

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