Italian sausage stew with rosemary garlic mash

Italian sausage stew with rosemary garlic mash

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

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Serves 4

When on a budget, try whipping up this hearty and cheap midweek stew

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  • 8 good-quality pork sausages
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, 1 chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 175g dried green lentils, rinsed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 700ml stock
  • 1kg potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 150ml milk

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  1. Fry the sausages in 1 tbsp oil in a casserole dish until brown. Remove. Tip in the carrots, celery and onion and cook for 10 mins, adding the chopped rosemary and half the garlic for the final min. Add the lentils, tomatoes and stock. Return the sausages, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 mins. Remove the lid and cook for a further 10-15 mins until lentils are soft. Season.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until tender. In another pan, heat the milk, remaining garlic and rosemary until just about to boil, then turn off heat. Drain the potatoes well.
  3. Sieve the hot milk over the rest of the potatoes and mash with the remaining oil, then season. Serve with the stew.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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nandavies's picture

Lovely comfort food and so easy to make.

nandavies's picture

Very tasty. I just did ordinary boiled potatoes as I didn't think it needed any fancy mash. Will make this again.

uwinsc's picture
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Very nice. Halved the recipe for 2. Next time I would reduce the amount of lentils and possibly leave out the potatoes as it didn't really need them.

Kate McKie's picture
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Really delicious, I used red lentils instead though as I didn't have green ones, & I also added a teaspoon of chilli flakes as we like a little spice & it worked a treat! The potatoes should, in my opinion, be boiled in salted water, & I used butter in the mash as well as the flavoured milk.. Lovely!

catie74's picture

A family favourite to warm every one up. Often serve with wet polenta instead of mash

alanjns's picture

I made this a few nights ago and thought it was lovely. As others have said, it's a great comfort food, winter warmer. Very filling too and as I was the only one eating it, it tasted even better over the next few days. I used Richmond pork sausages and felt they were lost in the other flavours. I'm going to get some Italian sausages next time I'm at the supermarket and try those. I enjoyed the garlic mash, but thought it needed loads of seasoning and I think instead of milk, it would be nicer/richer if I made garlic butter and mashed the spuds with that instead.

emmmy's picture

Family really enjoyed this. Very filling and perfect for a cold winter night. Forgot to get lentils but didn't make a difference to the taste! I used 500ml stock and a little extra garlic, and pork apple sausages for that bit of extra flavour.

ShesElectric145's picture

I tried making this recipe a few nights ago - although it did not turn out looking anything at all like the picture it still tasted good.

I served this with potato wedges instead of mash. Very filling and tasty meal.

yvonne robertson's picture

Husband absolutely loved this recipe. Made in the slow cooker and added red chilli as we like a bit of spice, made garlic and rosemary mash and served it with crusty bread, a very filling and hearty meal perfect for the colder nights a real winner, we even froze the remaining sauce to have with chips or j potato it was too good to discard. Recommend this one

yvonne robertson's picture

Made this today in the slow cooker left it all afternoon also added a chilli as husband likes spicy food it was really lovely and fulfilling. Husband even said we freeze the leftover sauce and have it at a later date with chips or j potato as he loved the sauce, a real winner.

emilysenior's picture

Delicious! I used a courgette instead of celery, and dried mixed herbs instead of rosemary. It made 4 decent sized portions too. I didn't think it really needed the mash though - it was very filling. It would have gone nicely with garlic bread instead!

jointhesnow's picture

This was delicious. Had loads of leftover sauce, so the next day I mixed in some chopped red chilli, spinach and creme fraiche and poured it over a baked potato...Yummy.

seyoh1's picture

Great and simple recipe. Would have added more garlic.

household56's picture

Just made this recipe for a family mid week meal. It was the first time I had used green lentils however all my family loved it and I will make this again. Loved it !

rjolly's picture
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made this couple of times and loved it, tastes different depending what sausages you use.

drjoanna's picture

those sausages are massive

dizzycooking's picture
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Tasty and not too heavy

julietulip's picture
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Despite adding a fresh green chilli, and a teaspoon of paprika, we found this quite bland. We ate was ok ... but nothing special. The garlic and rosemary mashed potato was lovely though!!!

dizmissliz's picture

This was absolutely delicious! The sauce is absolutely gorgeous, rich and full of flavour. We had it with crusty bread.

eleanormayo's picture
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Delicious, I made with sicilian sausages left over from my brother's wedding and multiplied the recipe by one and a half. The rest will go in the freezer today.