15 August 2023
Sausage And Lentil Tray Bake

Who doesn’t love a one-pan meal!

In this nourishing, balanced meal, you’ll get a serve of protein, veggies, and whole grains. Lentils are a fantastic source of low GI fibre, plant-based iron and protein, and B-vitamins like folate.

Whip up this hearty-winter meal in less than 30 minutes. The perfect mid-week family dinner.



  • 500g Italian sausages or a pork and fennel variety
  • 2 capsicums, sliced
  • 1 brown onion, roughly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tin brown lentils
  • 3/4 cup pearl couscous
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt & pepper



  1. In a large roasting pan brown off sausages in some olive oil. About 2 minutes on all sides. You don’t want to cook these through as they’ll continue to cook in the oven later on. Once seared, remove sausages, and set aside to rest.
  2. To the same pan add a little more oil then fry off the onion, capsicum, and garlic for a minute or two.
  3. Add in tomato paste, bay leaf, lentils and couscous. Top with stock, season and stir together.
  4. Add the sausages back in, sitting them on top of the lentil mixture.
  5. Place pan in 200C preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until liquid has almost fully reduced.


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