Easy Lentil Cassoulet

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Total time: 50 Minutes

Servings: 6

Lentils and sausage are a match made in heaven. This cassoulet only takes five minutes to prepare and your oven will do the rest of the work!

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    2 cups (500 mL) cherry or grape tomatoes

    1/2 cup (125 mL) green or French green lentils

    4 large garlic cloves, peeled but left whole

    6 fresh sweet or hot Italian sausages

    3/4 cup (175 mL) chicken or vegetable stock

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme or rosemary

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Scatter tomatoes and dry lentils over bottom of a 10x10-inch (25x25-cm) (or similar-sized) baking dish. Add garlic, lay sausages overtop, and pour stock over everything. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and oil. Toss in a few sprigs of thyme or rosemary, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Poke each sausage once or twice with a fork.
  3. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes, until sausages are golden and cooked through and lentils are tender. Let stand for a few minutes before serving. Serve with crusty bread for mopping up the juices.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 sausage and approx. 1/2 cup (125 mL) lentil mixture
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 380
  • Total Fat 26 g
  • Saturated Fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates 17 g
  • Dietary Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 21 g
  • Sodium 1240 mg
  • Potassium 542 mg
  • Folate 13 mcg