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Slow Cooker Lentils and Sausage

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"A hearty slow cooker meal that is simple to make and satisfying to eat, especially on a cold day! Top each bowl with some grated Parmesan and serve with warm, crusty bread, if desired."
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Ingredients

3 h 15 m servings 357 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Rinse and drain lentils, but do not soak. In a slow cooker, stir together the lentils, tomatoes, broth, water, carrot, sausage, and celery.
  2. Cover, and cook on High for 3 hours, or Low for 6 to 7 hours. Stir well before serving.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 357 calories; 21.2 g fat; 22.8 g carbohydrates; 18.8 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 966 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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For those of you that couldn't get your lentils to cook: Adding any acid food such as tomatoes will slow down the cooking time and you'll end up with hard lentils. Add tomatoes after the lentils...

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I was not impressed with this. It seemed very bland, and no one really liked it. I added a chopped onion, but other than that, I stuck right to the recipe.

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For those of you that couldn't get your lentils to cook: Adding any acid food such as tomatoes will slow down the cooking time and you'll end up with hard lentils. Add tomatoes after the lentils...

I love lentils and was looking for a little something different to do with them when I happened upon this recipe. Well, lets just say I could not keep my husband from dipping into the crock pot ...

Incredible recipe - easy, fast, tastes great! (but IS filling! :) We like some spice & flavor so I used 1 can of Ro-tel (tomatoes & green chilis) instead of plain tomatoes & did NOT drain the ca...

Excellent! *Easy* way to cook lentils. Strangley, I used a can of rotel since I didn't have a can of tomatos, and added onion and garlic. It was wonderful. Be careful not to overcook and end up ...

First time with lentils and it turned out very good - I added one garlic clove and one medium size onion. I served it with a shot of red pepper sauce for a little kick!

My husband and toddler are such big fans - I get rave reviews for this simple, no-hassle dish! I added twice as many carrots and celery, as well as onion and a dash of cayenne. I don't have a ...

This was great. I used lowfat kielbasa and was surprised how hearty and satisfying this was.

This is a good starter. I've been making lentil soup for years. Here are the additions that I use: Fry 4 slices of bacon (cut in half) until crisp. Set bacon aside. Then sauté one onion, 2 ...

This was a delicious, satisfying stew, perfect for a fall or winter evening or perhaps for a Boxing Day lunch. The recipe didn't specify red or green lentils. I made it with red lentils, and it ...