5 from 3 votes

Mom's Simple Hearty Lentil Sausage Stew Recipe

This simple sausage stew with lentils is deliciously satisfying and good for you too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 306
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *7
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *7
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *2
Nutrition Facts
Mom's Simple Hearty Lentil Sausage Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 16g64%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage lentil stew, sausage stew with lentils