As much as I love to cook, sometimes I don't have the patience to choose a recipe, labor over the cook top, and spend a whole lot of time making something that I will inevitably finish eating in, like, 6 minutes. Just because I want something quick, however, does not mean I have to sacrifice quality for convenience.

Cue Trader Joe's entrance. Once again, my homie knows how to get it done. This lentils recipe is not only filling and delicious, but it is so easy, I could do it half asleep (which I did, not too long ago).

#SpoonTip: If sweet basil sausage ain't your thang, try the sundried tomato sausage.

Bruschetta Lentils with Sausage

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:16 mins
  • Total Time:18 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 6 oz container crumbled feta cheese
  • 14.5 oz container Trader Joe's bruschetta sauce
  • 17.6 oz package steamed lentils
  • 1 package sweet basil chicken sausage
tea, herb, green tea
Photo by Megan Collins
  • Step 1

    Remove the sausage from its packaging. Cook over medium heat for 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway through.

    Photo by Megan Collins
  • Step 2

    As the sausage is finishing up, poke three holes in the lentil plastic packaging and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.

    Photo by Megan Collins
  • Step 3

    Remove the sausage from the pan, and slice into bite-sized pieces.

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  • Step 4

    Dump the lentils, sausage, feta cheese, and bruschetta sauce into a bowl. Mix.

    rice, sausage
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  • Step 5


    sausage, beans
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