Lee Harrelson
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

To make this spicy dish even spicier, use hot Italian turkey sausage.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 4 cups water, broth, and lentils in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Cook 30 minutes or until almost tender.

Step 2

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, rosemary, and garlic to pan. Sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Add sausage; cook 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add tomato paste and remaining ingredients; cook for 1 minute or until heated. Add sausage mixture to lentils; bring to a boil. Cook 30 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Ratings & Reviews

ricechex's Review

January 10, 2015
I thought this was delicious! Hearty and savory. But then, I am a big lentil fan, so I suppose that helps. My only change was chicken sausage because I couldn't find turkey sausage at the store. The sausage adds a lot of the flavor, so choose wisely. It made exactly six cups.

sukeedog's Review

September 01, 2013

Benson1260's Review

November 17, 2012

Jenicus's Review

June 17, 2012

CherylR1954's Review

January 10, 2010
I came out w/more like 8 cups. It's good, tasty, I expect it to freeze well, and it's a decent dinner and lunch that can be warmed up at work. I'll admit that I have a palate that can tolerate a lot of heat, and there wasn't a lot in this recipe. I made the recipe as written.

CMBeachbum's Review

November 09, 2008
Basics are spot on for a weekday meal. I increased spices overall, adding 1/2 tsp chili powder, garlic, black pepper and some chopped sundried tomatoes after following the recipes exactly and finding the above improved the results for my palate. Next time I will try with adding more veggies, such as increased carrot, kale or spinach.