Smoked turkey sausage adds incredible flavor to this easy slow-cooker stew recipe which is full of iron- and protein-rich lentils.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
4 hrs 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine lentils, broth, the water, sausage, fennel, onion, carrot, garlic, thyme, and pepper in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip).

  • Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours.

  • Stir in vinegar before serving. If desired, garnish each serving with the reserved fennel tops.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Equipment: 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 17.1g 34% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; dietary fiber 13.5g 54% DV; sugars 2.4g; fat 2.9g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 19mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 1572.5IU 31% DV; vitamin c 5.8mg 10% DV; folate 202mcg 51% DV; calcium 45.4mg 5% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 51.4mg 18% DV; potassium 492.1mg 14% DV; sodium 585.9mg 23% DV.