Easy sausage and lentil stew

Easy sausage and lentil stew

Look for delicious Puy lentils for this pork and pulse stew. Serve with cooked green leafy vegetables, or warmed, crusty bread.

Each serving provides 434 kcal, 27g protein, 29g carbohydrates (of which 7g sugars), 20g fat (of which 1g saturates), 7g fibre and 1.7g salt.



  1. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a large, deep frying pan or shallow casserole and fry the sausages over a medium heat for 6–8 minutes, or until lightly browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate and return the pan to the heat.

  2. Add the remaining oil and onion and gently fry for 4–5 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned, stirring regularly. Add the tomatoes and lentils, crumble over the stock cube and add the red wine (or the equivalent extra stock). Add 500ml/18fl oz of water to the pan.

  3. Cover loosely with a lid and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return the sausages to the pan and cook for 10–15 minutes, or until the lentils are tender and the sausages cooked, stirring regularly. Add a little extra water if needed.

  4. Serve with lots of freshly cooked green leafy vegetables, or warmed, crusty bread.

Recipe Tips

Add half a teaspoon of crushed chilli flakes or a bay leaf if you have them in your spice collection.

In March 2022 this recipe was costed at an average of £3.82 (using standard sausages) when checking prices at four UK supermarkets. This recipe is designed to be made in conjunction with a low-cost store-cupboard, for more details click here to see how our budget recipes were costed.