Frying-pan sausage hotpot

Frying-pan sausage hotpot

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(15 ratings)

Ready in about 30 mins


Serves 3

Use up any leftover sausages in this hearty hotpot recipe, quick yet comforting and perfect for midweek meals

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal578
  • fat40g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre4g
  • protein20g
  • salt5.07g


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 plump good-quality sausages with herbs
  • splash of red wine (if you have some)
  • 175ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp caramelised red onions
  • 400g pack ready-cooked and sliced potatoes



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  1. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan (one the sausages will fit in fairly snugly). Add the sausages and fry for 8-10 mins, turning them often. Turn the grill to high. Splash a couple of tablespoons of red wine into the pan if you are using it, then pour in the stock and stir in the caramelised red onions. Allow the mixture to bubble for 3-4 mins, so it thickens a little and turns into a rich gravy. Remove from the heat.

  2. Spread the potatoes so they roughly cover the sausages and gravy. Put the frying pan under the grill for about 8 mins until the potatoes turn crisp and golden. Serve while bubbling and hot – there is no need to add seasoning.

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17th Oct, 2016
I have been cooking for something like 60 years, and the nearest I've ever found to long life potatoes are the ones you have forgotten about in the bottom of the fridge. Can somebody tell me what they are ? Please ?
6th Nov, 2012
Really disappointed with this recipe I don't know anybody that has ready made caramelised onions in their fridge so by the time you add 40+ minutes to make them it is definitely not a quick meal. It also doesn't tell you in the recipe how to make the onions so anybody who didn't know would be stuck. Found the overall taste fairly bland it definitely needed something else adding to it. Probably wouldn't make again :-(
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12th Mar, 2011
made last night for my son,s 17th birthday tea,very tasty and easy to do,fried everything seperate ,glazed the pans with the wine then put in the oven for half an hour,delicious.
23rd Oct, 2010
Loved this recipe! Took everyone's advice and parboiled the potatoes. Spread with a little melted butter before putting under the grill and they came out really crispy. Used a smaller amount of caramelised onion chutney and came out lovely. Served with yorkshire pudding and was a delicious midweek meal that looks like you put loads of effort in :)
24th Apr, 2010
This recipe was simple to make using storecupboard ingredients I already had. I used cooked ordinary potatoes and sliced them as i didn't have long life potatoes, and glazed them with melted butter before putting them under the grill to make them lovely and crisp. I also added a small amount of garlic and a dash of worcestershire sauce to the gravy which I think worked well, and some cornflour to thicken it, as i prefer a thicker gravy. Overall delicious, and will certainly be making again!
20th Aug, 2009
Couldn't find long life potatoes to save my life-but used standard baking potatoes thinly sliced and precooked & it tasted delicious!
17th Mar, 2009
I added leeks and mushrooms to this one. Screwed up and got distracted by my boyfriend and added 3/4pint of stock, but no matter, drained that out, had boiled the potatoes first after reading the comments above, and voíla! Perfect. Really filling and easy to make!
8th Jan, 2009
yep, thumbs up for this one! But as similarly to what others have said, I chopped the potatoes into thin slices, boiled for 7ish minutes, then layered on top of the sausage and gravy. Grated some cheese on top and stuck it under the grill and it was lovely! I also added some wholegrain mustard into the gravy and a wee dab of hp sauce.
28th Apr, 2008
I loved this recipe - I love sausage and mash but this was amazing! I added some leeks to the sausage/gravy mix, and made mash instead of grilling the potatoes on top. So easy and absolutely delicious - my boyfriend couldn't believe I had made it!!
18th Jan, 2008
I precooked new potatoes & used, I added red pepper with the onion, this was lovely, would make it again.


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