Sausage & lentil one-pot

Sausage & lentil one-pot

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Pack of sausages in the fridge? Try them in this rich stew - it's made in just one pot, so you'll save on washing up too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal556
  • fat29g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre8g
  • protein28g
  • salt2.42g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 400g pack sausage
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 250g lentil (we used puy lentils)



    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 125ml red wine or extra stock


  1. Heat oil in a pan, cook the sausages until browned, then remove. Tip in remaining oil, onion, garlic and pepper, then cook, about 5 mins more until softened. Add lentils and sausages to the pan with the stock and wine, if using.

  2. Bring up to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins until lentils have softened and sausages are cooked through. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.

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Comments (166)

poshpause's picture

I deviated a bit from the original recipe, adding 4 rashers of bacon (diced), 1 red chilli (sliced), pork stock instead of wine, plus 2tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tbsp tomato puree and a splosh of Worcester Sauce. The end result wound up quite dry, but was utterly gorgeous with some additional gravy. I served it with mashed potato and savoy cabbage. Deee-lishus! Oh, and just right after Carol Singing!

toffeebonbon's picture

it was a good recipe but felt it lacked flavour. definately needed a good bottle of wine and was loads better the next day.

nicoleclark's picture

I used red lentils and added some carrots to up the veg content and this came out really nice. I'd definitely do this one again - it was really nice wintry food. Definitely need quite a bit more water than it says though..

beverleyc's picture

Tasty, easy and relatively quick, served with some steamed savoy cabbage. I pre-boiled the lentils separately owing to comments above above re the cooking time not being long enough. Will make again.

aliupta's picture

I made this with veggie sausages - fabulous. Added extra red pepper and some mushrooms and served with potato and celeriac mash. Will definitely be using this more come Autumn/Winter.

sarahlabat's picture

Good recipe, would definately cook again, although as previously stated by others the lentils need cookingfor longer and you also need to add more liquid - a good excuse to use more red wine!! Also, next time I make it I will skin the peppers as the skins were a little tough...but otherwise a great,easy recipe my husband enjoyed it and one I will use again!

paulbuttress's picture

An easy tasty meal which we have regularly.

p1netr33's picture

I tried this i used red lentils instead the colour was different but it was totally tasty id recomened it

coturner's picture

This was a good one, enjoyed by all, took longer and more liquid to cook the lentils than recipe said, served with greens and jacket pots, scrummy.

dpclough's picture

Very tasty, and a success with all the family, definitely needs 40 mins cooking for lentils, and double the amount of stock + wine to give a bit of juice (particularly if served with crusty bread).

tphotiou's picture

Lentils just do not feature in my diet ever and I really wanted to give them a try. This was a fab way to do it and my boyfriend was pleased with the result too. It was tasty and very filling - although I did serve it with mash as well. The only down side was that the lentils took more like 40 mins to cook which doesn't make it such a convenient week night meal. Also, didn't think there was enough sauce if I stuck to the measurements above. I will definitely make again though. The lentils were lovely and sweet! A guilt-free way to eat sausages.

philinbrighton's picture

Wow! Goodfood have done it again. A reciepe that I tried simply cos i had some sausages to use up and it blew my mind! I wasn't sure there was going to be enough flavour so added some thyme, but i think it would have been fine without.

I simmered it for about half an hour and that cooked the lentals till they were al dente. I think anymore would have turned them to mush.

Great mid week reciepe too, took about five minutes to prepare.

stoofadoof's picture

i made 1/2 recipe with meaty saus and 1/2 with veggie... (separate pans) it was fine but as expected lentils took a good 45 minutes to cook (used puy) and loads more liquid than than advised here...

will def make it again (in fact, it's likely to become a weekly staple) with the following changes: would put a couple of peppers rather than just one, and probably some sliced mushrooms too... also, cos it will be a mid week, after work tea, i'll be using tinned lentils so cooking time should hit around 30mins...

4* rating for it's potential rather than the actual recipe

julieann24's picture

Really tasty!! Although the sauce did not thicken as much as it looks like it should on the picture. Also i did not have any red wine, and although it was great without, i think it would proably benefit from it, for taste and appearence!! So easy though, lentils are my new favourite food!!

valgayes's picture

It took a while to cook the lentils though. Not quite as quick as I first thought.
I added some strips of bacon but didn't have any peppers on the day.
Will probably make again.

jacksterp's picture

Really delicious with loads of crusty bread and a good glass of red. Used beef sausages and the combination of red wine with stock made the sauce lovely and rich and a great complement to the sausages. Definitely a quick but tasty favourite!

davidcie's picture

Tasty thing to have if you're in the mood for sausages with a twist. Thanks to lentils surprisingly filling too, so make more and store away for a quick breakfast / lunch.

helen6451's picture

Really filling family meal-lentils took longer than expected to cook.Will make again.

bexhep's picture

Lovely, used veggie sausages instead.

lorraine5858's picture

I didn't have any red pepper so I made this with one grated carrot instead. I added some dried thyme and served it with green cabbage and a mixture of mash potatoes and swede. By using low fat sausages and dry frying the onions, I can eat this on my low fat diet.


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