Italian sausage stew with rosemary garlic mash

Italian sausage stew with rosemary garlic mash

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4
When on a budget, try whipping up this hearty and cheap midweek stew

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal616
  • fat29g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre9g
  • protein27g
  • salt3.91g
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  • 8 good-quality pork sausages
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 carrots, finely chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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

  • 2 rosemary sprigs, 1 chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 175g dried green lentils, rinsed



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

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 700ml stock
  • 1kg potatoes, cut into chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 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.

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Comments (33)

christinachapman's picture

Have cooked this twice now and both times everyone really enjoyed it, I doubled up on the ingredients because there was a lot of us (not the garlic though) and have now passed on the recipe. Excellent and easy

jweg1210's picture

Even The Husband ate it - and normally lentils provoke mutiny! Did normal mash - and wish I had made the sauce more garlicky to compensate.
Good that dried green lentils don't need soaking these days - makes it all seem less of a chore.
Supermarket didn't have any Italian sausages... would imagine they'd take this up a notch - I just used decent pork ones.

jenniferd86's picture

Lovely recipe - really hearty and filling, full of great flavour. Was a big hit with my family. Cheap to make too! Will definitely make again!

charb1976's picture

My husband loved it (and he is normally the cook in the family!) mum and dad loved it so much that they asked for the recipe straight away! I added thyme and mushrooms and used goodquality cumberland sausages - also did cheesy mash instead of rosemary, it was just delicious and I would certainly make this again!

amorin's picture

My goodness, so delicious! Lentils took a little longer than the recipe stated, we used meatballs instead of sausages and parsley instead of rosemary, but still so so very good!

storbie71's picture

This a gorgeous recipe! My one & half year old absolutely loved it, she wolfed it down. Was even better the next day as all the flavours had merged. Really tasty! Thx Good Food for sharing this one with us.

bethocallaghan's picture

Really good. I mashed the garlic into the potato.

markhorne's picture

A fantastic winter recipe, made even better with the addition of chilli. We had it with jacket wedges instead of mash and it worked a treat.

donnalovescheese's picture

Pretty nice and really satisying in winter. I used tinned lentils instead of dried and just added them 3 minutes before the end of cooking.

brianjh's picture

cooked this tonight for the family, everyone loved it. I cooked it in the slow cooker all afternoon and served it with rice at kids request. lovely, family requested it again soon.

professorsi's picture

i made this as party food for my students - i cooked the sausages and lentils in a big pot for 'self service' and instead of mash i had crusty bread and slices of fried pollenta on the side to make the dish more 'portable'
made for a great combination

kacey62's picture

Made without the rosemary (as I didn't have any) and with normal mash and was still lovely - very filling :) Took about 5-10 minutes longer than stated for the lentils to go soft but other than that it's a great recipe.

lucyfogarty's picture

This was a super easy, delicious winter warmer. I love rustic food so this was right up my street. Being a chilli addict I added some spice and it finished it off a treat. Was great with the mash but next time I'll serve with freshly made bread.


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