Sausage and Lentils Recipe -
Sausage and Lentils Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sausage and Lentils

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"A simple dish with a distinct flavor that will leave you craving more. Lentils are cooked with Polish sausage and cumin to make a fast and satisfying meal that is ready in under 30 minutes with minimal effort. Use any type of sausage - I have used bratwurst, chorizo and leftover hot links as well."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Combine water, lentils and onion in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 15 minutes. Add sliced sausage, and season with cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer until lentils are tender, about 5 to 10 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2010

This turned out much better than I expected with a couple of tweaks. As written it seems it would be filling but a tad bland. I used a venison sausage, added some chili powder and garlic along with the cumin, and some tomato sauce as well. Definitely making this again with those adjustments!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 26, 2011

Bland as written, but delicious if you sub chicken stock for the water the recipe calls for. We also threw in a can of diced tomatoes, lots of garlic, strips of bell pepper, and chili powder. This is one of those meals where you can throw in any veggie odds and ends you have, and it just improves the base recipe. With the tweaks mentioned, the recipe was a solid 4 or 4.5 star dinner.

Jan 03, 2004

Very good! Something unique & different for a change! Very fast and easy to make! We used the Polish sausage, but I added a little more than what was called for, to even out more with the lentils!

Jan 09, 2008

For lentils this was actually pretty good! I never know what to do with the lentils I have in my pantry, and this was quite tasty, and QUICK! I used turkey polska keilbasa and served it with sauted paper-thin sliced carrots and onions. It took a lot of salt and pepper to make it palatable at first, but the end result was great, especially when I mixed in the extra vegetables. Looking forward to lunch tomorrow!

Dec 14, 2010

We loved the idea of sausage and lentils coming together in one dish, I just thought it lacked a little. I boiled the lentils in chicken broth instead of the water. I also added about 3 cups of cabbage when I added the sausage. It turned out wonderful.

Jul 30, 2003

This recipe was really easy and good. I love lentils and the cumin gives them a great spiciness.

Jul 13, 2011

Wonderful recipe! With the help of previous reviews, this recipe came out wonderfully. Rather than water, I used 3-1/2 cups of chicken brother. I used 3 green bulb onions and sauteed them before adding to the lentils. I also sauteed 3 thinly sliced carrots and added those to lentils early on. For my sausage, I used Andouille sausage (it was all I had - I'd use Kielbassa next time for less spiciness). I cooked it a bit before adding it to the lentils, as well. I added the cumin, salt & pepper as shown, plus some onion powder & 1/4 tsp of curry, although with the spicy sausage, it would've been fine with no curry. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the outcome!

Dec 03, 2003

This didn't have very much flavor and was very plain. We went out for pizza after trying this one.


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 9.9 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 522 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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