Pressure Cooker Italian Sausage and Lentil Stew

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Rated 5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Italian Sausage and Lentil Stew
Pressure Cooker Italian Sausage and Lentil Stew


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Mealthy Tip

If you don't have access to fresh herbs, replace thyme and rosemary with 1/2 teaspoon dried each. When using dried herbs, they incorporate into the dish and don't need to be removed and discarded as you would with the fresh sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 372 calories; 23g fat; 19.5g carbohydrates; 22g protein; 43mg cholesterol; 1328mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat211
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 36%
Saturated Fat8g 41%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.1g
Monounsaturated Fat14.6g
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 1328mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 19.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber7g 27%
Protein 22g
Vitamin A220% Vitamin C19%
Calcium12% Iron34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Randall Hauk says:

What's great about this technique is that you can definitely vary what sausages and lentils you use to get different flavors to this. We have a great sausage vendor at Pike Place Market (by all means, hit Uli's if/when you visit) who will give you a few dozen variations on this. Highly recommend it with merguez (Moroccan) if you can find it.

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Laura Griffin says:

I'm trying to add more fiber to my diet so decided to use up the rest of the lentils in my pantry and make this dish. It was so simple to make and so delicious! I can't rave about it enough. It was really flavorful and perfect for making ahead and storing in the in fridge or freezer for later.

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Greg Jones says:

This Italian sausage and lentil stew was very good. It's a great recipe for cold weather days. I sometimes prefer this dish over chili on game days as well. It pairs nicely with a side salad or bread if you don't mind the added carbs.

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Sue Rogers says:

Delicious! I used chicken sausage and added another carrot. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written.

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Melissa P says:

Used dried herbs for this recipe because I didn’t have any fresh ones on hand and the store was out of thyme. I thought it was pretty good, definitely easy to make.

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Ronald Burke says:

I sauteed 4 rashers of bacon first. browned the sausage (five hot italian) remove from pot, added the veges, saute until soft and scrape up the fond. Added the lentils, one sprig of rosemary, one sprig of thyme ( I had no sage - and I am glad of that), and two smaller bay leaves. put the sausages (cut in half) back on top, and cooked on medium for 12 minutes. Natural release for 20 minutes. I had to add two cups of water (broth) and heat for a while. I added NO SALT OR PEPPER! Delicious!

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Sarah M says:

Truly surprised how yummy this turned out. I often cheat with my veggies and buy a frozen mix with onion, celery and carrots and just eyeball it which makes it even quicker. Definitely will keep this one in weeknight rotation.

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Alyson Del Vecchio says:

This was delicious! I used hot Italian sausage and the dried herbs. Very hearty, tasty and healthy. I’ll definitely be making it again and experimenting with different sausages.

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Lauren Eve says:

Loves the flavours!! Made with fresh herbs, and it was worth the extra effort/expense. The only thing is I mistakenly used red lentils, which completely turned to mush. Will definitely try again with green/brown lentils. :)