Sausages! Does anyone have a tasty recipe to share?

(54 Posts)
MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 09:16:25

Pretty please smile. Got a packet to use up. Usually do a sausage pasta bake with a passata and marscapone sauce but fancy a change.


springytooty Wed 07-Aug-13 09:50:23

Roasted sausage, parsnips and onions (HF-W). A huge favourite in our house, and dead easy.

Here's the link - with a few more sausage recipes too

fledtoscotland Wed 07-Aug-13 09:53:18

A favourite in this house is bake the sausages in the oven and serve with a gravy with loads of softened onions in it. With cheesy mash and peas and its true comfort food

TempusFuckit Wed 07-Aug-13 09:54:45

Sausage pasta - the Jamie Oliver recipe alternatively titled Jools' or Gwyneth's depending on how schmoozy he's being grin

babySophieRose Wed 07-Aug-13 10:04:46

Sausage and canelini beans with white wine, garlic,smoked paprika, tomatoes , parsley. Delicious !

chimchar Wed 07-Aug-13 10:08:04

watching with interest...looking for inspiration!

squoosh Wed 07-Aug-13 10:46:37
januaryjojo Wed 07-Aug-13 10:49:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bittenipples Wed 07-Aug-13 10:50:06

Finally a decent sausage thread. I love sausages.


Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Wed 07-Aug-13 10:51:20

Sausage and cannellini beans as above or

Sausages in a pot with tinned tomatoes, onions, red peppers, chopped potatoes, paprika, red wine and/or Worcestershire sauce

Serve with crusty bread

Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Wed 07-Aug-13 10:52:40

Pot as in casserole dish

cocoplops Wed 07-Aug-13 10:55:27

This is very nice - all in one bake with mustard and marmalade with new pots. Marmalade sounds but odd I guess but just gives it sweet tang - sort of honey n mustard style.

cocoplops Wed 07-Aug-13 10:56:02
BigcatLittlecat Wed 07-Aug-13 10:59:18

Braised sausages! So easy!
Brown sausages and then drain off fat. Take from the frying pan. Cook some onions and mushrooms then add sausages add a stock cube cover with water and simmer for at least 30 mins but as long as possible is best! Add more water if needed Freezes really well!

Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Wed 07-Aug-13 11:01:32

Another one with pork and apple sausages is to pan fry them til cooked with chopped apple and onion. Remove sausages from pan and make a roux (butter and flour) add to the pan with cider of your choice to make a sauce

Serve with mash or chips

NobodyPutsTomArcherInTheCorner Wed 07-Aug-13 11:01:34

I've made sweet chilli bangers quite often. Makes sausages more interesting and is dead easy.

TempusFuckit Wed 07-Aug-13 11:48:24

Haha squoosh, that "proper blokes' pasta" is essentially the same as the pregnant Jools/Gwyneth one.

lurkingfromhome Wed 07-Aug-13 11:51:10

Take them out the skins, break them up in a pan, fry off with thyme, garlic, bit of lemon zest maybe, add mushrooms if you have any, stir though some mascarpone, serve on pasta. It's a Nigel Slater recipe that I am poorly quoting because I can't remember it exactly but it's lovely.

squoosh Wed 07-Aug-13 11:57:05

So it is Tempus! grin

Maybe because only 'proper blokes' get their missus in the family way!

Fry sliced onions & garlic til soft. Add tin of chopped toms, big squirt of tom puree and Italian herbs. Leave to bubble gently while you grill or fry sausages.

Meanwhile boil & mash spuds, adding lots of ground pepper, a dollop of cream and LOTS of grated parmesan.

Slice up the sausages into chunks and add, with black olives, to the sauce just before serving.

MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 12:30:48

Yum - thanks! I love that Jamie recipe, no matter how he titles it, but sadly the kids don't shock. Just thinking what I have in the cupboard/fridge. Fancy the sausage in a pot, I think, asI have a few Cyprus pots in the fridge that I could use up.

Sourredstones, how do you do it? Will the potatoes (chopped) cook in the tomatosauce or should I pre-cook?


chimchar Wed 07-Aug-13 13:21:45

Love the sound of these...thanks!

Can we get the thread moved to food or recipes or something so it doesn't disappear?!

Anyone mind if I ask?!

MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 13:30:11

Not at all but I hope Sourredstones sees my question cos I'm not sure whether to fry the says and veg first or just bung the whole kit and caboodle in a casserole, shove it in the oven and let it bubble - which is what I'd really like to do!!

AllSWornOut Wed 07-Aug-13 13:34:48

I made the oven-baked ratatouille and sausages recipe from the last Good Food magazine and it was lush.

Chop up veg (recommended peppers, onions and courgettes) then roast with olive oil in 200C oven for 20 mins (brown off sausages in a frying pan while the veg is cooking). Chuck in a can of chopped tomatoes and some chopped garlic, bung sausages on top and bake for another 20 mins. Yum!

Likesshinythings Wed 07-Aug-13 13:41:31

The sausage and butter bean bake from here is v tasty

Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Wed 07-Aug-13 14:15:53

Chuck it all in. Brown the sausages and cook it all as a casserole for about an hour

Sausage, lentil and canellini bean casserole.

Brown the sausages, then set them aside. Fry finely sliced onions, put the sausages back in the pan, together with a drained can of green lentils, a can of chopped tomatoes, about a can full of water, and a sprig of rosemary. Simmer gently for about 25 minutes, add a can of drained canellini beans, simmer for 5 more minutes, and serve with crusty bread.

MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 14:41:34

Thanks Soured - my kinda meal tonight.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Aug-13 16:26:39

Hello. Would you mind, MrsMcGregor, if we moved this thread to the Food topic?

Chat threads get auto-deleted after 90 days and some sausage-lovers have mailed us to say they don't want this thread to disappear...

HugAMoo Wed 07-Aug-13 16:48:40

Sausage and chorizo casserole, tinned tomatoes and I usually throw in an onion, carrots and some garlic. Sometimes a red pepper. Serve with crusty bread.

HugAMoo Wed 07-Aug-13 16:49:53

Meant to add chickpeas work well with it too.

MrsMcGregor Wed 07-Aug-13 21:41:25

No problems Helen. There are some lovely recipes and I know I'll come back to it so that would be great - thanks.


ducklady Thu 08-Aug-13 08:54:53

I fancy sausages for breakfast now with mash.

chimchar Thu 08-Aug-13 09:56:17

I went out and bought some posh sausages yesterday in honour of this thread....undecided which recipe to do yet though!

ducklady Thu 08-Aug-13 10:13:27

Ive got a sausage in the oven now!

Spanish Style Sausage Casserole: Serves 4

12 sausages
2 onions
3 peppers
150g mushrooms
200g baby potatoes (1/4 and par boil)
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
beef stock (200ml)
salt and pepper

Roast sausages in the oven at 180oC for 20min.

Slice the onions and soften in either 1tbs of oil or a few sprays of frylite for 2-3min.
Add a good slug of balsamic vinegar and reduce till sticky... then add more and repeat.
Thickly chop the peppers and mushrooms and add to pan to coat in balsamic. Add the tomatoes, stock and potatoes.

Remove any excess fat from the sausages and cover in the potato and veg sauce.

Return to the oven for 25min then serve.

colditz Thu 08-Aug-13 10:21:49

I just don't think you can beat toad in the hole. You just need to serve with vegetables and gravy, no potatoes, it's so stodgy on its own [fat]

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 08-Aug-13 10:23:50

A really easy, tasty glaze for sausages can be made with wholegrain mustard, honey and some lazy chilli.

I love the Jamie Oliver Southern Sausage Stew (from Jamie's America book)

Oooooh yes - toad in the hole. Thanks for reminding me of that, colditz - that's going on the menu for next week! Yumyumyum.

moonbells Thu 08-Aug-13 10:26:56

I love cassoulet with sausages; slow cookers are brilliant here, though you do have to do the initial boiling of the beans on the hob. Quantities are very much a case of whatever you feel like bunging in... large casserole dish even better as breadcrumbs go crisp on final cooking.

White beans, soaked overnight
1 onion, several cloves, 1 carrot
1 bouquet garni or whatever herbs you have to hand
sausages, bits of other fatty or cheap meat cuts(bacon, pork belly), chicken pieces etc
tin chopped tomatoes (optional: I tend to just use tomato puree)
some dry white wine if you're not feeding the kids!

Put beans in a pan with veg and some of the fattier bits of meat. Bring to boil for 10 mins then shove the whole lot into a preheated slow cooker and leave for 2-3h on high.

Meanwhile brown the rest of the meat (the nicer bits, sausages, chicken legs etc)

Fish out the veg and fatty meat remnants from beans and discard. Drain the beans (saving liquid) and put half back into the cooker. Layer the sausages and other meat on top, add garlic cloves, tomatoes. Cover with rest of the beans, then the wine if used and enough bean liquid to just cover. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs, then put back on to cook for about 2 hours.

At this point, test seasoning, stir together, add more liquid if needed and cover with more breadcrumbs and shove back in for a final hour.

This is my slow cooker adaptation of a Frances Bissell recipe I got years ago. My even easier version is to bung the parboiled beans, onion, carrot, tomato puree, ground cloves rather than whole ones etc plus just skinned sausages into the cooker, cover with liquid and switch on, forgetting about it for 8h. Done.

Can also do it overnight in a covered cast iron casserole. I bought my first piece of Le Creuset for this recipe.

chimchar Thu 08-Aug-13 10:27:36

so....toad in the hole.
do you just brown the sausages before you put the batter on them (or them into the batter?!) or do you need to cook them through?

I have never made it blush, but I KNOW kids will love it!

I whack the oven up full, put the oven tray with the oil in to heat up for about 10 minutes, add the sausages for another 10 minutes, then add the batter, cook that for 10 minutes, then turn it down to about gas mark 6/7 and cook for about 30-35 minutes.

chimchar Thu 08-Aug-13 19:56:42

thanks for that.

will try in the next few pressure!

DipMeInChocolate Thu 08-Aug-13 19:59:58

I do a sausage and pepper pasta.
Browned chopped sausages, onion, red pepper, tinned tomatoes, dried pasta and chicken stock bubbling away in a large pan until pasta cooked.

Tortoise Thu 08-Aug-13 20:09:34

Our favourite is baked bean pie.
Cook sausages, cut into 3rds, put in bottom of an oven proof dish, top with 2 cans of beans.
Add a chopped onion on top of the beans.
Grate a good layer of cheese on top of that. Top with mashed potatoes and a bit more grated cheese.
Brown in oven for 15-20 mins.
It's delicious!

MissMarplesBloomers Thu 08-Aug-13 20:14:37

Cowboy Casserole.

Brown sausages just enough so they aren't anaemic, (I add finely chopped onions & peppers if your kids will tolerate!)

Cut into chunks in a casserole, add one can of toms, one can of beans & a bit of stock.

Cut up chunks of potato quite small & throw in.

Cook slowly for a few hours till pots done. Season to taste & serve.

blondieminx Thu 08-Aug-13 20:17:47

Some yummy sounding recipes here smile

I make a pasta sauce by frying an onion gently, squeezing the sausages out of their skins and smurshing them up (so it's a bit like mince) add a tablespoon or so of red pesto and a jar of tinned toms, a teaspoonful of gravy granules and black pepper and simmer. Add sliced mushrooms too if you like them. Ace with pasta twists.

I also sometime stir it through pasta then bung in a dish with bechamel sauce and cheese for a scrummy pasta bake!

Altinkum Thu 08-Aug-13 20:27:53

12 Beef sausages (farmers market)

Chopped smokey pancetta

Mixed beans

Tinned tomatoes and tomatoe purée

250ml red wine

Homemade Chicken stock (200ml)

Handful of mixed herbs (thyme, rosemary, dill, and basil)

2 gloves of garlic.

Served with swede and carrot mash, (made with cream, salt and pepper).

It's devine, had it tonight for tea, and dh had homemade tiger bread to mop the juices up.

MrsMcGregor Thu 08-Aug-13 21:23:18

More lovely recipes - brilliant! I like the sound of Cowboy Casserole.

Am going to report this thread to ask/remind MN to move it to the Food topic as there are too many suggestions here to vanish in a puff of smoke in 90 days.

DwellsUndertheSink Thu 08-Aug-13 21:27:43

sausage and spring mash pie - we have this in winter - yummy! I go easy on the onions tho as the kids are not too keen.

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Aug-13 21:28:05


We're going to move this into food so that we you don't have to worry about it vanishing.


SoYo Thu 08-Aug-13 21:38:55

Italian sausage casserole

Brown 6 sausages & remove from casserole dish
Soften 1 onion, 1 stick celery & 1 carrot in pan
Add handful of mushrooms
Cut sausages in half and add back into dish
Add glass of red wine and boil
Add can of cannellini beans (drained)
Add 2 cans of cherry tomatoes in juice and refil 1 can with water and add
Season and add some rosemary
Cook in oven for 1hr or until sauce lovely and thick and yummy
Serve with warm bread and lots of butter!

MrsMcGregor Fri 16-Aug-13 21:19:13

Just bumping this up. I cooked this tonight. It's the recipe that Lurkingfromhome recommended up-thread. Absolutely delicious even though I used Denny sausages and they sure as heck didn't crumble.

Pity the kids didn't like it but they're fussy eaters and that's the story of my life. Anyway, really recommend it!

And thank you Lurking

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