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a bowl of lentil stew
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Lentil Stew For One

Rich and hearty lentil stew recipe made with simple, healthy ingredients. Filled with flavor this lentil stew can be ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lentils, stew
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 quart saucepan


  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots (1 small carrot)
  • 1/4 cup chopped kale
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup dry green lentils
  • 8 grape tomatoes, sliced in half (may use instead 1 Roma tomato or 1 medium tomato, chopped)
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated or shredded Parmesan cheese, optional for topping


  • Cook bacon in a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat until crispy. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate, leaving fat in pan.
  • Add chopped onions, carrots, and kale to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and Italian seasoning, and cook, stirring occasionally for 30 seconds.
  • Add lentils, tomatoes, broth, and pepper to the pot. Bring to a simmer; lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 18-20 minutes, until lentils are tender. Stir in salt.
  • Pour into a bowl and add grated or shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5346IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg