Sausage and Lentil Soup

Sausages never fail do they?

I don’t know if its the same in your family – although I’m guessing it is – but whenever we have sausages for supper there’s very little problem getting everyone to clean their plates!

But serve up cold sausages the next day and they’ll sit, unloved, ignored and passed over by all.

So there was nothing to be done but come up with a recipe to release all the deliciousness hiding inside those cold leftover bangers. I hope you’ll agree that this Sausage and Lentil Soup does just that. It’s possibly more Stew than Soup (sewp?) – hearty comfort food at its best.

Says it all…

And – it comes in at about 54p a portion

Sausage and Lentil Soup

(Serves 4)
Cost: £2.13

You will need:

  • Leftover sausages – as many as you have, but probably around 4 is a good number (~66p), more than that and you should either make more soup or think about one of the recipes linked to at the bottom of the page
  • 2 onions, diced (12p)
  • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs (~5p)
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and diced (35p)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (37p)
  • about 400 mls stock (I use vegetable) (3p)
  • 1 tin green lentils (55p)


  1. Fry the onions in a little oil over a moderate heat, until they are softened and translucent
  2. Add the diced carrots and fry for another 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally
  3. Add the mixed herbs, chopped tomatoes and stock, and simmer for about 10 mins until the carrots are just tender
  4. Add the sliced sausages and simmer for another 5 minutes before adding the drained lentils. Warm through and serve with warm fresh bread

Alternatively – for a more substantial meal, add slightly less stock and serve heaped over baked potatoes.

Other Ideas:

Sausage Casserole

Easy Sausage Pie

Leftover Sausage Bake

12 Recipe Ideas for Leftover Sausages

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