Dad's special supper

Dad's special supper

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Cook: 40 mins - 50 mins


Serves 4
A meaty and satisfying meal, perfect for Father's Day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal530
  • fat28g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.51g
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  • 750g baby new potatoes
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 plump sausage (choose Dad's favourite)
  • 3 rounded tbsp medium-cut Seville orange marmalade (or whatever type you have)
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 150ml sweet cider



    Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Apple orchards were…

  • a few rosemary sprigs



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…


  1. Preheat your oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters depending on their size and put them into a large roasting tin. Drizzle with the olive oil and roast for 10 minutes.

  2. Take the tin out of the oven and snuggle the sausages in between the potatoes so they sit on the bottom of the tin. Now roast for another 15 minutes, turning the sausages over at half time so they brown all over.

  3. While you’re waiting for the sausages to cook, gently heat the marmalade, mustard and cider in a small pan, stirring all the time until the marmalade has melted. Increase the heat and boil for a few minutes until reduced by about half.

  4. Pour the sauce over the sausages and potatoes and toss gently together. Scatter the rosemary sprigs on top, return to the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes until golden brown and sticky with the glaze. Sprinkle with salt and coarsely ground black pepper before serving.

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Comments (28)

Wavey8's picture

Was looking for something different to do with sausages and this looked very straight forward. I'm glad I tried it as it was fantastic. I like sausages well browned so adapted the cooking times anyway and I'm glad I did because I think I got it spot on. Will be making this again.

Chris-Bennett's picture

Really good for kids to make - really easy. Definitely needs a lot longer than the recipe says.

vishakha82's picture

I love this recipe and when it's done it actually looks like the picture above!??

I substitute the marmalade for two tablespoons of apricot jam and add a tablespoon extra of mustard as the cider can be really sweet. Also I would recommend seasoning the potatoes right at the beginning instead of at the end as they taste much yummier but overall a fab dish...

I also add parsnips which are so tasty with the cider sauce!!!!

skt13_devon's picture

Love this recipe! I've made it a few times and the whole family love it so its an easy one pot dish to do. I usually add onions and carrots and sometimes squash to bulk it out.

Definitely a winner in our house.

banny999's picture

one of my favourite recipes. have made it for many people and they always ask me to do it again. although i make it slightly different

i use roast potatoes as the cider sauce is excellant with them.

i pre cook the sausages in the frying pan slightly and add them in with about 10 mins before serving also adding in some preboiled carrots. also when adding the sauce try putting the sausages and carrots on the bottom of the tray and the potatoes on top so they soak up all the flavour and stop the roasts from going soggy!

sarahkdouglas's picture

Absolutely delish! I thought it would be too sweet, but it's perfect. Now a firm favourite in our house.

kbraund's picture

This is a great recipe as a principle of roasting potatoes and sausages (and whatever else) on a tray but the marmalade makes it far too sweet. I included mushrooms, red pepper, onion and sliced tomatoes and would do the exact same again but omitting the marmalade/cider/mustard concoction and just using a bit more oil with crushed garlic cloves the infuse it.

dearle's picture

Had this time and time again.


dutes8080's picture

Does exactly what it says on the tin!! Certainly one of this Dad’s favourite suppers

melteaser's picture

love this. bulked out with squash, onion, carrot and parsnip makes a great one dish meal. I make extra sauce to go on the table for anyone that wants it.

helsbelsjoe's picture

Really tasty but took loads longer to cook, had sausages and potatoes in oven for nearly 1hour. will cook again.

skerries's picture

Unless it is my oven but the timing is completely out I followed timings given etc but was all undercooked and took alot longer than stated

c0c0nut5's picture

Excellent easy recipe. Went down well with the whole family. Stuck to the original recipe but cooked a little longer in the oven. Definitely one to make again.

cakeanyone's picture

Family enjoyed this but I took sausages out half way through and dried fried them for extra colour, before putting them back in with some extra veg (onion, mushrooms, peppers, courgettes). Next time would probably halve the marmalade (used homemade which tends to have a stronger flavour).

manfas's picture

Delicious recipe to which I added carrots and a red onion. I struggled to get the sausages to brown much. It was very tasty so I'll definitely make again but brown the sausages separately.

clairesweeney0103's picture

I am sorry to say that I just did not like this. A mixture of bitter and sweet all at the same time and not in a good way. A waste of quality bangers. Try the Sausage Caserole with Garlic toast as a much more tastey alternative.

jayzee's picture

I love this recipe to bits and since the first time, i've made it loads! i add carrotts, parsnips, red onion and Pancetta too to make it expra special! The first time i made it i had no cider but i had lager and apple juice (sounds mad i know) so i thought, hmm...cider/Lager both fizzy, got apple juice so tried it out feeling risky and it was dee-lish! I make sure i always have a spare bottle of cider in the cupboard now for this dish only but wouldn't hesitate to use the ol' lager again! Really gorgeous! Oh,..i have it with steamed cabbage and leek mixed with worcester sauce for a little kick! Ace recipe! :)

michaela_sian's picture

This meal went down brilliantly with my partner and his mates when we watched the footie. changed marmalade for honey and added a little chicken stock. Adding vegetables like courgette and onions made it more of a whole meal.

second time i made it, added bacon aswell for a bit of a difference.

sarahwol's picture

Awesome were the words used when we had this for tea, my other half thought it could do with some carrots and parnips we will try next time..... drank the left over cider too!


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Tips (1)

foodyfilmygeek's picture

Very good recipe overall. A few tips:

- Fizzy cider will mean a fizzy pan of sauce on the heat. Stir gently and keep an eye on it.

- Don't overcrowd your pan. My new potatoes came in a 1kg bag and I had 12 sausages and wanted to use them all. It was nice, but once I removed and scoffed a portion, I carried on cooking it a little while longer and the rest was better, and how I presume it's supposed to be. I guess there's a reason it says 750g potatoes and 8 sausages!

- Really good served with a mountain of leafy green salad. Make a dressing of cider vinegar, olive oil, wholegrain mustard, a little honey and a little seasoning.