One-pan baked sausage and lentils

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In this look wherever some dried lentils and earthy sausages are baked unneurotic successful the aforesaid pan, the lentils sorb the sausage juices arsenic they cook, making the humble lentils tastier than you ever dreamed possible. Sausage and lentils for dinner? YES. Bring it on!

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One-pan baked sausage and lentils

This mightiness dependable similar an antithetic one-pan meal look (what bash you mean you ne'er thought to navigator lentils successful the oven with sausages connected top??!!), but is exceptionally delicious and fabulously hands off.

It starts by sautéing aromatics – eschalots/shallots/French bulb (🤯*), ail and cumin seeds – connected the stove close successful the roasting pan. Dried lentils and banal are added, earthy sausages placed connected top, past you simply popular it successful the oven to bash its thing.

No sausage stove splatter to woody with. No bland lentils – the flavour boost it gets from the sausages is everything! And the lentils are bully and juicy truthful they enactment arsenic the condiment for the sausages!

* Food connection planetary standardisation. Please! Someone marque it happen!

One cookware  baked sausage and lentils

Complete transparency

Pretty overmuch each one-pan-one-pot-dump-and-bake look has immoderate compromise with the outcome, nary substance however hard the enthusiastic look writer tries to merchantability a look to you. Stews are a large example. No substance what idiosyncratic tells you, if you conscionable dump everything successful a dilatory cooker oregon instant pot, the extremity effect volition ne'er beryllium arsenic bully arsenic searing the beef cubes past simmering low-and dilatory utilizing the oven oregon stove.

For this 1 cookware sausage & lentils? Here is wherever it differs from stove searing sausages and making a abstracted cookware of lentil ragout:

  • The underside of the sausages don’t get browned. But there’s capable browning connected the aboveground that you won’t consciousness robbed. This coming from a food-browning fiend! Colour = flavour!

  • The lentils don’t navigator arsenic evenly arsenic the traditional method connected the stove. The precise apical furniture of exposed lentils has a brushed crunch (the darker brownish lentils successful the photograph below), and everything underneath is cleanable (the olive greenish ones below).

    Ironically, I emotion the firmer lentils, they are similar nuts. I privation to scoop them each disconnected and enactment it successful my bowl! (Oh wait, I DID. 😎)

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What you need

Here’s each you request to marque this one-pan baked sausage and lentils. The lentils get a monolithic (free!) flavour boost from the sausage juices that drip into the lentils arsenic they cook. (PS Don’t skip the cumin seeds).

While I consciousness this works champion with puy lentils, I virtually conscionable made this with greenish lentils/brown lentils and it worked great!

Ingredients successful  One cookware  baked sausage and lentils
  • Sausages (I usage pork) – Any sausages you want, though conscionable carnivore successful caput size for serving portions. I’ve utilized 2 sausages per serving truthful opted for mean size ones astir 85g/3oz each. Also, if you usage gigantic ones, you whitethorn conflict to acceptable them in! You privation a spot of abstraction astir the sausages to let for browning – if they are excessively snug, they volition conscionable stew. Nobody wants pale, colourless sausages!!

  • Puy lentils (French Lentils) – Known by respective names including Puy Lentils, French Lentils, French Green Lentils or Black Lentils, these disagree from different lentil varieties due to the fact that they clasp their signifier better, person a deeper, nuttier flavour and beauteous chew. See beneath for a adjacent up photo.

    Also works with greenish lentils / brownish lentils. They are somewhat softer – it’s however they are – but they navigator conscionable arsenic good successful the oven arsenic puy lentils!

    Canned lentils won’t enactment for the look arsenic written due to the fact that the full constituent present is that dried lentils are cooked successful flavoured broth truthful they sorb the flavour. This is what makes this crockery truthful delicious!

  • Cumin seeds – Promise maine you won’t skip this! Makes the lentils sing.

  • Eschalot – Aromatic flavour basal for the dish. Also known arsenic French onions and called “shallots” successful the US. They are similar babe onions, but with purple-skinned flesh. Not to beryllium confused with what immoderate radical successful Australia telephone “shallots”, ie. the agelong greenish onions. Substitute with mean brownish onion.

  • Garlic – The different indispensable flavour basal for this dish.

  • Chicken stock/broth – The braising liquid. Makes this crockery overmuch tastier than conscionable utilizing water.

Puy lentils (French lentils)Puy lentils / French lentils. Sold successful packets astatine ample market stores (Coles, Woolies)

How to marque one-pan baked sausage and lentils

The look starts by sautéing aromatics connected the stove, close successful the roasting pan. It doesn’t substance if your burner is overmuch smaller than the roasting cookware – excavation is! Just support the eschallots, ail etc successful the mediate of the cookware implicit the heat.

How to marque   One cookware  baked sausage and lentils
  1. Sauté aromatics – Cook the eschallots and ail successful a metallic roasting cookware connected the stove until the eschallots are softened, astir 3 minutes. Then adhd the cumin seeds and sauté for a infinitesimal until they’re bully and toasty.

  2. Add the dried lentils straight into the roasting pan.

  3. Add everything else – Then adhd the chickenhearted stock, earthy chopped carrots, brackish and pepper. Stir and bring the liquid to a simmer.

  4. Sausages – Turn the vigor disconnected and mildly spot the earthy sausages connected the surface, don’t propulsion them in. They volition beryllium partially submerged and that’s ok.

  5. Paper – Cover the aboveground with a expanse of insubstantial with slits successful it (see below). It volition instrumentality people to the exposed liquid.

  6. Bake – Transfer to a 200°C/400°F (180°C fan) oven. Bake for 25 minutes covered past 20 minutes uncovered until the sausages are browned. Dinner, done successful 1 pan. No sausage stove-splatter to woody with – however bully is that???!!

What’s with the insubstantial cover?? This method of utilizing a insubstantial “lid” is simply a cooking method utilized successful assorted cuisines (such arsenic Persian Lamb Shanks). In classical French cooking, it’s called a cartouche. It allows foods to steam evenly and quickly, portion allowing immoderate steam to flight truthful you don’t person the occupation of uneven condensation similar you get with a cracked lid. It is the small instrumentality successful this look that allows the lentils to navigator evenly successful the oven, brought to america courtesy of Chef JB.

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Dinner sheet  with One cookware  baked sausage and lentils

Serving this

As I mentioned earlier, the lentils are bully and saucy, not dried retired and crumbly. So it acts arsenic the condiment for the sausage. Kind of similar a triple-duty broadside dish, really. It’s the starch (fills retired the meal), vegetables (carrots + eschalots) and the “sauce” for the sausages.

Who ever knew lentils held specified magic powers?

And who ever knew lentils could beryllium truthful incredibly delicious? Because who ever thought to navigator lentils with sausages*??

Really anticipation you effort this one. Go on. I cognize you’ve got a packet of lentils determination successful the acheronian depths of your pantry!! – Nagi x

* It was not I who thought of this. It was RecipeTin’s precise ain lentil-loving Frenchman, Chef JB. Thank you JB!

Watch however to marque it

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One-pan baked sausage & lentils

Recipe video above. In this look wherever some lentils and sausages are baked unneurotic successful the aforesaid pan, the lentils sorb the sausage juices arsenic they cook, making the humble lentils tastier than you ever dreamed possible! The look starts connected the stove sautéing aromatics close successful the roasting pan. Any metallic cookware volition work, and it doesn't substance if your stove burner isn't ample capable for the roasting pan- excavation surely isn't.
Don't skip the cumin seeds. It gives this a peculiar touch!
Course Main
Cuisine Western
Keyword baked lentils, baked sausages
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 926cal
Author Nagi


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 eschallots/shallots , peeled, halved, finely sliced (sub 1 ample onion, Note 1)
  • 3 garlic cloves , finely minced
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds (don’t skip this!)
  • 1 1/2 cups puy lentils / French lentils (sub green/brown lentils, Note 3)
  • 4 small carrots , peeled, quartered, diced into 8mm/ 1/3″ cubes
  • 1 tsp cooking salt (kosher salt)
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth/stock , debased sodium
  • 8 x 85g/3oz pork sausages (Note 3)


  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C/400°F (180°C fan).
  • Cooking vas – Use a metallic roasting cookware ~23 x 33 cm / 9 x 13". Fold a expanse of baking/parchment insubstantial (large capable to screen pan) successful fractional and chopped 4 x ~10cm/4" slits (steam vents! Note 4). Else, usage foil – conscionable teardrop steam vents.
  • Sauté aromatics – Put the cookware straight connected the stove (really, it's ok!) and vigor the olive lipid implicit mean precocious heat. Add eschallots and garlic, sauté for 3 minutes until soft. Add cumin seeds and disturbance for 1 minute.
  • Lentils & banal – Add dried lentils, carrot, salt, capsicum and stock. Bring to a simmer.
  • Sausages & insubstantial – Gently spot the sausages connected apical (don't property in). Cover with the paper, mildly pressing truthful it "sticks" to the stock.
  • Bake for 25 minutes connected the mediate shelf. Remove insubstantial and cook for 20 much minutes to brownish the sausages.
  • Rest 5 min – Remove from the oven. Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the sausages with lentils. The flavour-loaded lentils are saucy truthful they enactment arsenic the condiment for the sausages! Also pictured successful station – babe spinach with Everyday Dressing.


1. Eschallots are the tiny onions besides known arsenic French onions and shallots. (It tin beryllium precise confusing due to the fact that present successful Australia, greenish onions – the agelong greenish stems – are sometimes sold labelled arsenic shallots!). Substitute with 1 ample mean brownish onion
2. Puy lentils, besides known arsenic French Lentils, French Green Lentils oregon Black Lentils. Small, greenish-black lentils sold dried astatine larger supermarkets successful Australia. Better, firmer texture and (in my opinion) champion flavour compared to different lentils.
Brown lentils / greenish lentils besides enactment great. They are a small softer than puy lentils.
Canned – Recipe arsenic written won’t enactment with canned arsenic the full constituent present is that dried lentils are cooked successful flavour!
3. Sausages – Recipe assumes 2 sausages per serving, I similar to get small(ish) ones weighing astir 85g / 3oz each. But you tin truly navigator arsenic galore arsenic you privation / can.
4. Paper cover – No request to beryllium nonstop here! Just request a expanse of insubstantial ample capable to screen aboveground with slits to let steam to escape. It’s a method utilized successful cooking (like Persian lamb shanks) that allows immoderate steam to flight but prevents the aboveground from drying retired excessively overmuch (in this case, the lentils). You could besides screen with foil and teardrop slits for vents.
5. Leftovers will support for 3 days.
Nutrition assumes 2 sausages per serving and each the lentils are consumed which is simply a VERY large serving! Realistically determination volition beryllium lentils near implicit and immoderate volition lone person 1 sausage per serving.


Calories: 926cal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1797mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10343IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 9mg

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