Italian Sausages & Lentils
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I love one-pot (or one-pan in this instance) dishes for midweek dinners because if there’s one thing I hate more than having to come home and cook after a tough Wednesday at work, it’s washing up afterwards! This tasty treat is super simple and strikes the perfect balance between healthy and delicious. I like to serve it with some good crusty bread, a green salad and a nice big glass of red! :-)

Italian Sausages & Lentils

  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 cups dried Puy lentils, rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 Italian sausages
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  1. In a large heavy based fry pan, add a little olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic over medium heat. Add the celery and carrot and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add a little more olive oil to the pan and then brown the sausages on both sides for 2 – 3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  3. Return the vegetables back to the pan and then add the lentils. Cook for a minute or two and let the lentils coat themselves in the flavoured oil before adding the red wine.
  4. Allow the alcohol to burn off and then add the chicken stock and bay leaf. Place the sausages on top of the lentils and then cover pan with a lid.
  5. Simmer over medium heat for half an hour or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the sausages are cooked through.
  6. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread and a garden salad.

Comments (5)

Belinda @zomppaAugust 6th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I completely agree about the one pot meals – this is a keeper.

susanAugust 7th, 2010 at 12:20 am

yum…puy lentils are a favorite! i think i’ll go to 4505 for sausages next thursday and make this. perfect meal for summer in san francisco.

Friday DelightsAugust 7th, 2010 at 1:22 am

I love this one pot meal…I am definitely making this. Thanks for the post!!

Nancy/SpicieFoodieAugust 7th, 2010 at 8:39 am

Great recipe! I love one pot dishes too, any day of the week. Sounds and looks delish.

Miss Piggy (MelbaToast)March 17th, 2011 at 10:18 am

What a lovely blog – so clean and simple with stunning pictures.

I love one pot wonder meals and this one sounds so tasty!

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