Book Club Recipe: Sausage Lentil Casserole

Casseroles are my go-to food when I’m cooking for a crowd and I don’t want to spend a lot of time on it. Here’s a recipe that’s easy to make as well as tasty, a hard combination to beat.

Sausage Lentil Casserole

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb. bulk pork, chicken or turkey sausage
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Simmer lentils, water and salt for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, brown the sausage in a skillet, drain fat and stir in flour. Add tomatoes, sugar and onions. Fold mixture into lentils and pour into an 8“ by 8” buttered casserole dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

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