Southern Turkey and Lentil Casserole

Bacon and black-eyed peas offer a little southern inspiration for a homey turkey casserole.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup dried lentils (8 oz), sorted, rinsed
1
can (15 oz) black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 1/2
cups 1/2-inch cubes cooked turkey or chicken
2
tablespoons chili sauce
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon, carrots and onion over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in lentils. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Spoon mixture into baking dish. Stir in black-eyed peas, tomatoes, broth, turkey and chili sauce.
  • 4 Cover with foil; bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

Ketchup can be used in place of the chili sauce for this delicious casserole.

When you cook a turkey, freeze leftovers to use in recipes. Cool the turkey completely, then package it in small measured amounts. Label and date the packages.

Serve this southern-inspired casserole with thick slices of whole-grain bread and lots of fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
930mg
930%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
12g
12%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.