Side Dishes

RIce & Lentils

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A delicious one pot side or main dish.

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1 cup dry lentils
6 1/2 cups water
4-5 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1-2 bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1 pinch of cinnamon
2 cups Basmati rice
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cover the lentils with water, add the garlic, bay leaves, cumin and cinnamon to the pot. Bring to a boil and let cook for about 25 minutes or until lentils are tender. Add in the rice, salt and olive oil...
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Nutritions

Calories
269

Sodium
1190mg
49% DV

Fat
10g
16% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
56g
19% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV