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Lentil stew in bowl

Lentils are a great source of fiber.

Nutrition information
Serving: 1 1/2 cup (313 grams)
Servings per recipe: 8
Calories: 260 (35 from fat)
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fat: 4 grams (1 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 13 gram
Sodium: 55 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 44 grams (8 fiber, 9 sugars)

Recipe tip

If mustard greens are too “peppery” for your taste, you can substitute another green of your choice.

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Slow cooker lentil stew

Lentils are a great source of fiber for a healthy digestive system.


3 1/2 cups water
2 cups low-sodium spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups lentils, rinsed and drained
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 bell pepper (color of your choice), seeded and diced
1 medium russet potato, diced
1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bunches mustard greens, chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
  2. Add greens and oil to slow cooker. Cook for 1 more hour.
  3. Serve warm.

Makes 8 servings

Recipe contains: Spaghetti sauce may contain wheat.

Carb choices per serving: 3


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department

First published: 01/09/2014
Last updated: 01/09/2014

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department