3 cups cooked lentils (I used canned, Westbrae)
1 teaspoon olive oil
0.75 pound Italian style chicken or turkey sausage (not a precooked variety)
1 cup finely chopped white onion
24 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce
optional garnishes- fresh basil, olives, capers
Cook the lentils according to package directions, or if using canned precooked, rinse well and put aside. Coat a large pan with the olive oil. Put on medium heat and add the sausage to brown for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Throw in the onions and cook for another 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss in the lentils and sauce and stir well. Top with fresh basil, olives and/or capers if desired. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Enjoy this sauce on pasta, spaghetti squash or squash noodles!!
Makes 6 cups, 12 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup Calories 140 Protein 10 g Carb 15 g Fiber 6 g Sugars 5 g Fat 5 g Saturated fat 1.5 g Sodium 400 mg