Southern Turkey and Lentil Casserole

Southern Turkey and Lentil Casserole

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

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slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
cup dried lentils (8 oz), sorted, rinsed
can (15 oz) black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
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
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.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ketchup can be used in place of the chili sauce for this delicious casserole.
Time Saver
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 With
Serve this southern-inspired casserole with thick slices of whole-grain bread and lots of fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 930mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g
    • (Dietary Fiber 12g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.