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Tuscan Lentil Stew

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  1 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 8 hr 20 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to a wholesome lentil stew. An Italian dinner that's ready for cooking in 15 minutes.

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) or vegetable broth
1
cup dried lentils, sorted, rinsed
1 1/2
lb russet potatoes (3 large), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2
cups chopped onions
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
bag (5 or 6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
Shaved or shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except spinach and cheese.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in spinach. Cover; cook about 5 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.
  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except spinach and cheese.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in spinach. Cover; cook about 5 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Expert Tips

Serve with a mixed-greens salad and garlic toast.

Stirring in fresh herbs and greens at the end of cooking brightens the flavor and color of slow-cooked dishes. In addition to the spinach, try stirring in 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley or basil.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
11g
44%
Sugars
8g
8%
Protein
16g
16%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
40%
40%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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