Slow Cooker Lentils and Sausage

Slow Cooker Lentils and Sausage


"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."


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



  • Calories:
  • 357 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 966 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 263 Ratings


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 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 ...

This recipe made me go out and buy a crock pot. I hate making lentils on top of the stove for fear of them drying out or burning if I forget about them. I never thought to try and do it in a cro...