Tested till perfect Smoky Lentil Casserole
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Smoky Lentil Casserole

We'd never thought of smoked lean sausage as a standby until reader Frank Calver suggested it via the Internet. The sausage easily elevates simple canned lentils into a savoury rustic casserole. Canned navy or black beans would work here as well.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 oz 12ozsmoked sausagesmoked sausages, thinly sliced
  • 2 2carrotcarrots, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspdried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) 1can (19 oz/540 mL)lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchicken stock
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper


  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupdry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
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In large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until softened.

Add sausage, carrots and herb seasoning; cook for 5 minutes or until sausage is golden brown. Add lentils, chicken stock and pepper; cook for 5 minutes or until hot.

Topping: Combine bread crumbs, cheese and oil; sprinkle over sausage mixture. Broil for 1 minute or until golden.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 484 pro 25g total fat 27g sat. fat 8g
carb 37g fibre 6g chol 76mg sodium 1,408mg

% RDI:

calcium 10 iron 39 vit A 92 vit C 7
folate 89
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