Potato and Lentil Goulash

I was recently asked to take part in a Winter Warmer Recipe challenge using Good Natured Potatoes. In our house we go though loads of potatoes but tend to have them either boiled, roast or mashed. Sometimes we have baked potatoes with toppings so I quite liked the idea of coming up with a more interesting dish based around potatoes.

I decided to try making a Potato and Lentil Goulash. I quite liked the idea of combining lentils and potatoes, both filling healthy food, in a goulash to add more taste. I love tomato based dishes and goulash is the perfect winter warmer food so the combination seemed ideal.

Potato and lentil goulash

This is the recipe I used:

Potato and Lentil Goulash

Serves 4


  • 1 oz (25g) butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 8oz (225 g) tin of tomatoes
  • 2 tbsps Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsps Tomato Puree
  • ½ (150ml) sour cream
  • 4 oz (100g) lentils
  • 2 oz (50g) cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the lentils then drain.
  2. Boil the potatoes for about ten minutes then drain and slice into thin circles.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190C 375 F Gas Mark 5
  4. Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and fry until soft.
  5. Add the tin of tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and tomato puree and warm though.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream.
  7. Grease an ovenproof dish and layer slices of the potatoes and lentils in the dish, starting and ending with a layer of potatoes.
  8. Pour the sauce over the potato layers and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Cook for 40 minutes until cheese is brown and the potatoes are soft.

The potato and lentil goulash was very nice and is a lovely warming dish. It can be served up on its own with salad or as a side dish. I served it with chicken.

Potato and lentil goulashThe whole family enjoyed the dish and I would definitely make it again. I think you could also add a little bit of bacon to the recipe and this would make it even nicer.

Disclosure: This is my entry into the Good Natured Winter Warmer Recipe Challenge.



  1. November 12, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    Sounds like a lovely comfort food for the cold weather. I often make a chicken soup with chopped potatoes and lentils for my guys.

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