Sausage & lentil one-pot

Sausage & lentil one-pot

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(145 ratings)

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
    olive oil

    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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25th Feb, 2014
Started off trying to make this meal as per the recipe but found I had to change so much the end product was quite different! Used port instead of wine and added a lot more stock than stated. Also used some chopped tomatoes chillies. What I made was lovely but can't rate this specific recipe too high as it was used more as inspiration.
24th Feb, 2014
easy recipe.I boiled the lentils first whist I was getting the other ingredients ready and added 250 ml wine,red and green peppers and tinned tomatoes with a little fresh thyme.delicious!
22nd Feb, 2014
Horrible!!! Took twice the time stated and the lentils still weren't cooked.
21st Feb, 2014
I did not like this meal at all ,nor did my partner ,I didn't have puy lentils just green lentils and I did put in a little chilli flakes and red wine ,and I found it truly awful . I have prided myself on my partner saying I have not made a bad meal yet but alas no more ..
16th Feb, 2014
This was yummy. I made it with Tesco Finest Pork sausages. I griddled the sausages first as didn't like the idea of all the fat by cooking them in an ordinary pan! Also used Merchant Gourmet Puy Lentils which only need adding near the end of cooking. I too had to add more stock than stated on the recipe.
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15th Feb, 2014
Another great recipe on the BBC Good Food website. I cooked this today. The flavours and texture are wonderful. I added a tin of chopped tomatoes and doubled the volume of vegetable stock (may've needed the extra liquid due to the type of lentils that I used). I will definitely be cooking this again.
23rd Jan, 2014
I also used red lentils it was lovely I would make this again!
23rd Jan, 2014
I`ve added some sliced brown mushrooms, tomato puree and fresh thyme. I also added 600ml chicken stock and 150ml red wine, tipped it into a casserole dish and am cooking it for 45 minutes. it smells wonderful, I will serve it with mash when it is ready. I will post how it tastes later.
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28th Dec, 2013
When used with much more stock and wine this recipe is gorgeous! Real comfort food. I use about four times more stock than stated in the recipe. I use organic tinned green or puy lentils from Epicure or Biona. Tried it with Tesco ones before and they were horrible. This is cheap and easy delicious comfort food. Just change the measurements.
16th Dec, 2013
I don't rate this meal. I wish I'd read the comments first! I used common sense and added more stock, wine, threw in some thyme and tomato purée. The taste was nice but the lentils, even after 40 minutes, were still hard. Won't make again.


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