Slow Cooker Lentil and Kielbasa Stew Slow Cooker Lentil and Kielbasa Stew

Slow Cooker Lentil and Kielbasa Stew | Food styling by Noah Witenoff | Prop styling by Madeleine Johari Image by: Jeff Coulson

To save time in the morning, prep and chop all the ingredients for this stew the night before so all you have to do is toss them in your slow cooker and turn it on before heading out the door. Serve with crusty bread for a simple, hearty meal.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 7 hours & 15 minutes
  • Portion size 10 servings



In slow cooker, combine kielbasa, carrots, celery, onion, lentils, pancetta, thyme, garlic, bay leaves, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper; stir in broth and 2 cups water. Cover and cook on low until lentils are tender, 7 to 8 hours.

Discard thyme sprigs and bay leaves; stir in vinegar and parsley. Spoon into serving bowls; top with sour cream.

Nutritional facts per each of 10 servings: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 492 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Calories 228.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g


  • Iron 31.0
  • Folate 95.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 28.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Kielbasa Stew