Lentil soup is the base for this sausage and spinach casserole. Make it a meal: Serve with a simple green salad tossed with red-wine vinaigrette.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1998


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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 2- to 2 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage and crumble with a fork.

  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and onion; cook, stirring, until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add soup, spinach and oregano; heat through. Add rice and season with pepper. Transfer to the prepared baking dish; cover with foil. Bake until rice is tender, about 35 minutes. Top with Cheddar and bake uncovered until the cheese is melted, a few minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

328.4 calories; protein 19.5g 39% DV; carbohydrates 37.3g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 6.2g 25% DV; sugars 2.2g; fat 11.5g 18% DV; saturated fat 4.5g 23% DV; cholesterol 38.3mg 13% DV; vitamin a iu 9852.5IU 197% DV; vitamin c 6.9mg 12% DV; folate 179.8mcg 45% DV; calcium 257.5mg 26% DV; iron 4.9mg 27% DV; magnesium 87mg 31% DV; potassium 553.9mg 16% DV; sodium 671.6mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 34% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
With a whole grain roll and a garden salad this made a really quick and delicious meal. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Love the combination of spinach lentils & sausage. Made with brown rice instead of white (takes a longer baking time but worth it for the extra nutrition & flavor) and no cheese on top (love cheddar but it just didn't sound appealing in this recipe). Very tasty! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really good. I used homemade lentil soup and also used brown rice instead of white. As the previous poster said it took a longer time in the oven. So yummy! My one-year-old also loved it (but my four-year-old didn't). Read More