Crockpot Sausage Lentil Stew

Crockpot Sausage Lentil Stew

I was a little hesitant when I first found this Crockpot Sausage Lentil Stew recipe because I am always leery when the dish is full of all different colors. I know that sounds weird, but I have found that the dish usually just doesn’t have enough flavor for my tastes, but boy was I wrong with this recipe. Healthy, tasty and easy to fix in the Crockpot. I think you too will be pleasantly surprised with this Crockpot Sausage Lentil Stew.

This was inspired by a stew I had at Carrabba’s Italian restaurant.  I just lightened it up with  turkey sausage and made it in the Slow Cooker.  It’s also Gluten Free!!

Crockpot Sausage Lentil Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Turkey Sausage
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Can Diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dried Lentils
  • 1 Quart Chicken Stock
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp Thyme
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Cups fresh Spinach
  • Optional: Fresh Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  1. Brown sausage until cooked completely.
  2. Place all ingredients except Spinach in Crockpot.
  3. Cook on high 3-4 hours, low 6-7 hours.
  4. Before serving, put spinach in crock pot and stir until wilted.
  5. Serve stew with bread and fresh Parmesan cheese

Thanks to April McKinney for the instructive and handy video and also for this very tasty and easy recipe.

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