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Sausage, Lentil and Rice Skillet Meal

When life gets busy I admit, I’ll whip out a box of cereal or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner.  I’ve been working hard to get out of this bad habit and I thought I would share one of our favorite weeknight dinner recipes, Sausage, Lentil, and Rice Skillet. Even our children love it. It is a fast and easy recipe that your whole family will enjoy!

Sausage Lentil Skillet Recipe FI

Sausage Lentil Skillet Recipe

When I’m trying new recipes I like to make sure that the meals are easy to make, have very few ingredients and if I can make it in one pan, that’s a bonus. This meal meets all of those requirements! This was also one of the first lentil recipes we tried as a family and I was surprised that our whole favorite loved it! This recipe calls for Italian sausage but you can mix it up by adding hot sausage, sage sausage or even ground beef or turkey. We always love to top ours with diced fresh tomatoes and cheese.

I’ve shared this recipe with almost all of my friends and to this day they send me messages letting me know that they still make it often and love it. I hope you enjoy this meal, it’s the perfect weekday dinner to add to your meal plan.

 

Sausage, Lentil and Rice Skillet Recipe

Sausage, Lentil and Rice Skillet Recipe

By Donna Shenk Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 Cooking Time: 40 minutes

This is a fast and easy one-pan recipe for busy nights. Italian Sausage mixed with lentils and rice create a delicious and hearty meal that your whole family will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup dry lentils
  • ½ cup uncooked rice
  • 1⅔ cups chicken broth
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese for topping
  • Salsa for topping

Instructions

1

In a large saucepan brown the sausage until it is cooked through.

2

Add onion and green pepper, and saute until the onions are cooked.

3

Stir in the lentils, rice and chicken broth.

4

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.

5

We like to serve these with Monterey jack cheese and fresh diced tomatoes or salsa

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