Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Mom’s Hearty Lentil Sausage Stew – 7 SmartPoints
I’ve got another soup recipe today.
This one is a simple hearty lentil sausage stew my mom made and shared with us with a while back.
She loves to make and eat homemade soup as much as I do. Maybe that’s where I get it from?
Brimming with lentils, sausage and vegetables, it’s packed with flavor.
It’s easy to make and economical too.
Skinny on Mom’s Simple Hearty Lentil Sausage Stew
Thick, warm and satisfying, this lentil stew with sausage makes a great cold weather meal when served with warm crusty bread and salad.
According to my calculations, each satisfying serving has 306 calories, *7 Weight Watchers Points Plus, *7 WW SmartPoints.
In this video, April McKinney demonstrates how easy it is to make crock pot sausage and lentil stew at home (this recipe is based on sausage and lentil soup from Carrabba’s Italian Grill):
If you like this simple lentil stew with Italian sausage, be sure to check out my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly soup recipes including Slow Cooker Italian Pork & White Bean Stew, WW Healthy Hamburger Stew, Tomato Beef & Macaroni Soup, Chicken Brunswick Stew and Slow Cooker Hunter Chicken Stew.
This simple sausage stew with lentils is deliciously satisfying and good for you too.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 pound Italian-style turkey sausage, crumbled
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups dry lentils
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 can (14-15 ounces) low-sodium tomatoes, undrained
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large high-sided skillet set over medium heat, warm the oil until glistening.
Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
Stir in the sausage and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up the sausage, until it is no longer pink, about 8 minutes more.
Stir in the lentils, broth, tomatoes with their juices, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, thyme, and black pepper. Heat to boiling then reduce the heat to LOW, cover and simmer, 40 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally.
If the mixture gets too dry, add more broth to achieve desired consistency.
Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
*7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
*7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Weight Watchers Friendly Soup & Stew Recipes
Lentil & Sweet Potato Stew (EatYourselfSkinny)
Lentil & Vegetable Stew (SlenderKitchen)
Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Stew (SlenderKitchen)
Crock-Pot Pumpkin Lentil Stew (LaaLoosh)
Instant Pot Chicken & Lentil Soup (SkinnyTaste)
Italian Split Pea Stew with Cauliflower (Cookin’Canuck)
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