Sausage, pepper and lentil casserole – recipe

November 30th 2009

I’ve been steadily getting more ‘into’ cooking lately – rather than it be a end-of-day chore I try to find some interesting and fun things to cook, especially on lazy Sundays. I have a chunky folder full of recipe clippings from magazines, and most of the things on my Christmas list are kitchen accessories! Being a vegetarian you often have to be a bit more creative with cooking so I’ve been using lots of pulses and seasonal vegetables lately, and I’m a big fan of herbs and spices to add flavour.

I’ve been photographing some of my creations for a while, mostly to remind myself what I made, and thought I’d start writing up some recipes in case anyone else wanted to try them out, too. Here’s the first, a spicy lentil and sausage casserole, perfect for winter nights.

Sausage and lentil casserole
Sausage, pepper + lentil casserole
Serves 2 with leftovers

  • 4 veggie sausages – I used 2 sundried tomato ones and 2 leek and cheese ones (you could use meat ones too, I suppose)
  • Tin of puy lentils (I used Merchant Gourmet)
  • Tin of plum tomatoes
  • 2 sweet pointed red peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Oregano, thyme, paprika, dried chilli flakes
  • Spoonful of pesto (I used a delice from Brussels but sundried tomato pesto would be good)
  • Teaspoon of wholegrain mustard

Chop the onion and slice the peppers into rings. Fry in olive oil until starting to go soft, add half a teaspoon of each of the herbs and spices and a crushed garlic clove. Chop the sausages into inch chunks and add to the pan, frying until browned. Add the tomatoes, lentils and pesto and bubble away, covered, on a low heat for half an hour or so (or you could pop it into the oven, if you have a casserole dish). Stir in the mustard and serve with salad and bread.

Comments (9)

  • Milly

    November 30th 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Looks ace, will try it tonight..

  • bee

    November 30th 2009 at 10:37 pm

    that looks seriously yummy! will try v soon.

    also i seem to remember you taking a trip to amsterdam some time this year? could you recommend the place you were staying or a particular area to stay in? we're currently booking a trip for february after 2 years of wanting!


  • Hannah

    November 30th 2009 at 11:08 pm

    This is exactly what im doing on my blog :D its a great way to keep you motivated with trying new meals! so awesome, I can now get some new veggy recipes from you! you are right – we have to be so much more creative! This looks amazing I will definitely be trying it out soon! x

  • evie s.

    December 1st 2009 at 2:25 am

    This looks and sounds so yummy! Thanks for posting!

  • Milly

    December 1st 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I made it, twas yummy but seemed to make enough for 4! And the cheese & keel sausages seemed to disintegrate into the casserole but it didnt matter much!

  • Milly

    December 1st 2009 at 4:10 pm

    keel?! leek!

  • Pippa Jameson

    December 1st 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Katie,
    Good to meet you at the weekend and love the Blog!
    Pippa x

  • rainkillsvix

    December 5th 2009 at 10:41 am

    this looks so delish, i'm definitely going to try it! i usually never bother with herbs (too lazy) but i will follow your receipe & give them a whirl, for sure.

  • Anonymous

    December 11th 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Any thoughts on how you do this in a slow cooker?

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