Turkey Sausage, Lentil and Mushroom Stew

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Recipe Category: Entrees

Recipe Tag: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic

  • Prep Time

    20 Minutes

  • Cooking Time

    35 Minutes

  • Total Time

    55 Minutes

This hearty stew is perfectly suited for a cold winter day. The spicy turkey sausage warms you up from the inside out and is the perfect accompaniment to the earthy mushrooms and lentils. Serve with sauteed greens for a nutritionally well-rounded meal.


  • 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups red onion, diced
  • 8 ounces spicy Italian turkey or chicken sausage
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup French lentils, uncooked
  • 5 cups  chicken or mushroom broth
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Heat oil in large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove casings from sausage and add to pan. Cook 8 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble.
  4. Add celery, carrot, garlic and bay leaf and cook for 10 minutes or until onion is golden brown, stir frequently.
  5. Stir in mushrooms and cook 10 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates
  6. Stir in lentils, broth, brandy, salt and pepper
  7. Bring mixture to a boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer 1 hour or until lentils are tender.
  8. Discard bay leaf and ladle soup into individual bowls and sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 8 servings