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Categories: Main courses, Soups

Lentil and Mushroom Stew

In need of a satisfying, nutritious dinner? Combine protein-rich lentils with the meaty flavor of mushrooms for a good, simple meal. Lentils cook to a thick stew in relatively little time. The bitterness of Swiss chard is especially good with ... Read more

Total time: 65 minutes | Serves 4
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms, quartered
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound lentils
  • 4 cups chopped Swiss chard
  • Salt, pepper

Step 1Coat 5-quart saucepan with nonstick spray. Add olive oil and heat until hot. Add leek, onion, garlic and carrot and saute until tender over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and 1/2 cup broth. Bring to simmer, then cover and cook mushrooms about 5 minutes.

Step 2Stir in lentils and remaining broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Each serving:
369 calories; 1,335 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol; 7 grams fat; 48 grams carbohydrates; 27 grams protein; 5.05 gram fiber.
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