Italian Sausages with Lentils

Italian Sausages with Lentils

Traditionally served on New Year’s Day across Italy, this hearty dish is believed to bring prosperity and good luck for the coming year!

Categories: Meat

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins



  • 3 tbsp Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 x 400g can or packet ready cooked puy or green lentils
  • 1 x 400g can Cirio Plum Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 8 Italian sausages or any good quality spicy sausage
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil for drizzling


Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan and add the onion and garlic.

Cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Add the rosemary and cook for a further 1 minute.

Add the lentils, tomatoes and vinegar and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and fresh black pepper.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan.

Add the sausages and cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat, turning occasionally.

To serve, pour the lentils into a large serving dish and top with the sausages.

Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.

Cook with:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a unique rich fruity flavour and complements the fresh ingredients in all your recipes making it a perfect healthy condiment. This oil is ideal for sauces, marinades, drizzling and dipping.

Shop Now