Christmas pigs in blankets casserole in a roasting tin
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Christmas pigs in blankets casserole

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Use up leftover pigs in blankets from Christmas, along with carrots and parsnips, to make this easy casserole. It's a great way to avoid festive food waste

  • Freezable
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal340
fat23g
saturates10g
carbs18g
sugars9g
fibre4g
protein14g
salt1.8g
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This recipe has been produced and tested in partnership with Colman's

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots (about 100g), cut into thick slices
  • 2 small parsnips (about 80g), peeled, woody cores removed and cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 16 chipolata-sized pigs in blankets or 8 larger ones
  • 39g sachet Colman’s Sausage Casserole Mix
  • 2 tsp wine or cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp cream or crème fraîche (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped soft herbs, such as basil or parsley
  • mashed potato or leftover roasties (see tip), to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the carrots, parsnips and onion in a deep baking dish or casserole, and toss in the oil. Season well and roast for 20 mins. Add the pigs in blankets and roast for a further 10-15 mins or until the bacon begins to crisp a little.

  • STEP 2

    Reduce the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the sachet of Colman’s Sausage Casserole Mix with 300ml water in a jug. Add to the baking dish along with the vinegar. Cook for another 40 mins. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Swirl through the cream, if using, and scatter over the chopped herbs. Serve with mashed potatoes or leftover roasties.

RECIPE TIPS

LEFTOVER COOKED PIGS IN BLANKETS?
If you've aleady cooked the pigs in blankets, add them with the Colman’s Sausage Casserole mix, instead of earlier. 
LEFTOVER ROASTIES?
To serve with leftover roast potatoes, put them on a baking tray and lightly crush with the back of a fork so they split. Heat in the oven alongside the casserole for 40 mins.

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