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Ragout lentilles saucisses

Lentil & smoked sausage stew

A traditional recipe, the kind we always enjoy, tasty and comforting, a must for the cold days !
Course: Main course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Easy recipe, Family recipe, Traditional recipe
Portions 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time (pressure cooker): 18 minutes
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  • 450 g dried lentils
  • 2 large smoked sausages (like french Morteau sausage)
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • olive oil
  • water
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Rinse the lentils under cold water, and drain.
  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil in the pot. Fry the onion for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the carrots. Fry again for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the lentils, sausages, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Add water up to cover the lentils.
  • Close the pot and cook for 15 min when the pot is under pressure (or depending on the type of pan you are using, it will be longer with a traditional pan, shorter with an Instant pot).
  • Before serving, remove any excess water and remove the bay leaves.


Be careful not to overcook otherwise your lentils will turn into a soup, though it will still be very good it will be less presentable.