Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lentil Sausage Pasta Sauce


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.

Serving suggestions:

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


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