Red Lentils with Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage

Red Lentils with Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Easy and filling, this one-pot meal pairs flavorful chicken sausage with creamy red lentils and tender cauliflower. Perfectly filling for the fall, serve with naan for easy scooping.

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4
Servings
287
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Cup red lentils, picked through, rinsed, and drained
  • 12 Ounces cooked chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown mustard
  • One 16-ounce package frozen cauliflower, thawed and drained
  • 2 Cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 7 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate and set aside.  

Return pot to medium heat, add mustard seeds and toast, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add broth and scrape up any browned bits. Add lentils and cauliflower, increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and simmer until mixture is creamy and lentils are very tender, about 10 minutes more. Stir in salt and browned sausage and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
77mg
18%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
143mg
20%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
1029mg
69%
Water
183g
7%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Lentil Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Lentil Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.