- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 8 pork or meat-free sausages
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 carrots, or any other root veg, roughly chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 tsp mixed dried herbs
- 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp English mustard
- 1 x 260g bag of spinach
- mashed potatoes, to serve (optional)
Heat the oil in a large, lidded pan over a medium heat and fry the sausages until browned. Reduce the heat to low-medium, add the onions and carrots, and cook gently for 5 minutes until soft.
Add the garlic and dried herbs, then cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, stock cube, honey and mustard. Turn up the heat to medium and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring now and then, until the carrots are tender and the sauce has reduced a little.
Around 5 minutes before serving, add the spinach, in batches if necessary. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, until wilted. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with mashed potato, if you like.
The Sausage Casserole is a classic comfort food. It is a perfect warming and filling meal when the weather gets chilly. This recipe uses either pork or meat-free sausages depending on your preference, and is packed full of vegetables, making it a delicious and healthy meal option.
Step 1 – Fry the sausages
Firstly, heat the oil in a large, lidded pan over a medium heat. Fry the sausages until browned. Then, turn the heat down to low-medium, add the onions and carrots, and cook gently for 5 minutes until they are soft.
Step 2 – Add the seasonings
Next, add the garlic and dried herbs and cook for 1 minute. Then, stir in the chopped tomatoes, stock cube, honey, and mustard. Turn up the heat to medium and bring it to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes until the carrots are tender and the sauce has reduced a little.
Step 3 – Add spinach and season
Just before serving the sausage casserole, add the spinach in batches if needed. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until wilted. Finally, season with salt and pepper and serve with mashed potatoes, if you like.
This recipe is easy to make and can be adapted to suit your taste preferences. You could add more vegetables, such as mushrooms or sweet potatoes, for extra flavor and texture. You could also experiment with different types of sausages, such as chorizo or spicy sausages, to add more depth of flavor. Overall, this Sausage Casserole is a delicious and comforting meal that is sure to become a family favorite.