Lentil and Sausage Stew (Slow Cooker)

In an attempt to get dinner on the table earlier and Oscar into bed earlier (he has given up his afternoon naps) we have decide to make use of the slow cooker on the days that I work.  This means a little bit of effort the evening before to prepare everything and have it ready in the fridge to throw in the slow cooker in the morning.  This was the first recipe I tried, modifying it from one on All Recipes.  It smelt delicious when we got home and tasted just as good.  All we had to do was cook some cous cous to go with it and dinner was on the table.

If you can’t have amines this recipe will work just as well on the stove top or in a covered casserole dish in the oven.

Lentil and Sausage Stew (Slow Cooker)

Serves 5-6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours, 15 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Freezable, Serve Hot, Slow Cooker
A hearty, warming winter stew with sausages and lentils.


  • 250g dried lentils (rinsed and drained)
  • 400g butternut or squash pumpkin (cut into chunks)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Large carrot (chopped)
  • 400g FAILSAFE sausages (approximately 6, refer to Basics Page)
  • 1 stalk celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup syrup from pears in syrup


Add all the ingredients into the slow cooker and mix together. Add a bit more water if the sausages and vegetables aren't covered.
Sausage and Lentil Stew
2. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
3. Before serving remove the sausages and cut into 1 - 2cm pieces. Add back into the slow cooker and stir well.
Serve with cous cous, rice or pasta.
Sausage and Lentil Stew


Moderate Salicylates, Low Glutamates, Low / High Amines

Note: the amine levels in meat increase with longer cooking times.  If amines aren't tolerated this stew can be made in a large saucepan on the stove top or in the oven in a casserole dish  with a much shorter cooking time.

Refer to the Basics page for FAILSAFE sausages.


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2 Responses to Lentil and Sausage Stew (Slow Cooker)

  1. TortoiseMum says:

    Yippeeeeeeee! I’m going to try this recipe exactly as is, no modification required! I haven’t written about this stuff for ages but we’ve been introducing small amounts of daily moderate sals and it’s been going very well. I have some FS sausages that I managed to get in Brisbane and bring back frozen, so this is going to happen this weekend! Super excited 😀

    • Oscars Mum says:

      That’s great! This is a really good one, it has become a weekly staple in the slow cooker as it makes dinner so much easier and it always tastes really yummy! Well done on the food re-introduction with TT.