Lentil Stew With Mustard Greens and Sausage

Lentil Stew With Mustard Greens and Sausage
Simmering the mustard greens with lentils and sweet potatoes for about 30 minutes helps tame some of their bitterness. Get the recipe. Photo: Christopher Baker
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 serves


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ pound Italian sausage links, casings removed

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 6 cups stemmed and torn mustard greens (about 1 bunch) or kale

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup dried lentils

  • kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the onions and cook, tossing occasionally, until beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

  2. Add the broth, mustard greens, sweet potatoes, lentils, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

508 Calories
17g Fat
56g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 508
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1003mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 33g
Calcium 251mg 19%
Iron 8mg 44%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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