Cotechino with Lentils



And here comes the classic dish for New Year’s Eve, the Cotechino with lentils!

Dish rooted in Italian culinary tradition, it is said that eating lentils on New Year’s night brings money for the year to come.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Products used in this recipe” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”]


Cotechino with Lentils

Cotechino accompanied by lentils.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course second dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 peoples


  • 1 n. cotechino
  • 100 gr. lentils dried
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • 4 leaves sage
  • q.s. oliv oil extra virgin
  • q.s. pepper
  • q.s. salt


Cotechino cooking

  • Wrap the cotechino with plenty of aluminum foil and pierce it all with a toothpick.
  • Put the cotechino in cold water and cook for 90 minutes.

Cooking lentils

  • Put the lentils into the pot with cold water, the sage and the garlic cloves and simmer for 40 minutes; check the cooking after 30 minutes and add a handful of salt.
  • Drain the lentils, remove the garlic and sage and season lentils with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sprinkle with pepper and adjust salt if necessary.


  • Serve Cotechino hot thick slices accompanied by lentils.
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