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Slow cooker sausage casserole

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(48 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 4 hrs 4 hrs on high or 8 hrs on low

Easy

Serves 4

You can use your favourite type of sausages to make this family-friendly slow cooker casserole. Serve it over pasta, in baked potatoes or with bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal449
  • fat28g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre8g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 4 carrots, cut into fat pieces
  • 12 chipolatas, each halved
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

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    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée or tomato and veg purée
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 beef stock cube or stock pot

Method

  1. Fry the onion and celery in the oil over a low heat until it starts to soften and cook, about 5 mins, then spoon it into the slow cooker. Fry the carrots briefly and add them too.

  2. Brown the sausages all over in the same frying pan – make sure they get a really good colour because they won’t get any browner in the slow cooker. Transfer to the slow cooker and add the sweet potato and tomatoes.

  3. Put the purée in the frying pan and add 250ml boiling water, swirl everything around to pick up every last bit of flavour, and tip the lot into the slow cooker. Add the herbs, stock cube and some pepper. Don’t add salt until the casserole is cooked as the stock can be quite salty. Cook on high for 4 hrs or on low for 8 hrs, then serve or leave to cool and freeze.

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Gabriella22
23rd Nov, 2019
5.05
I’ve just made this and it was blooming delicious! I added an extra sweet potato. Served it with rice and it was a huge hit. It’s definitely now on the favourites list.
nicolecatto
30th Oct, 2019
5.05
I made this for my partner and I - cooked it for a little longer than advised due to working hours, so I put the heat on slightly lower. I must say that it was terrific when I came home and our house smelt amazing!! It was such a lovely meal for minimal to no effort. And who doesn't love their food being already made when coming home from a long day at work!
Lou.A.2502
30th Oct, 2019
4.05
A great recipe. I used white onions & normal potatoes instead and still was very tasty,
lexyclark123
24th Oct, 2019
How would I adapt this to cook in a conventional oven?
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Yvonne Ellard
15th Nov, 2019
Make it in the oven on a low heat in a casserole dish.
aimsy123
14th Oct, 2019
Really tasty, a great crowd-pleaser, and easy to do. Delicious with mash and green veg. I doubled the recipe. After cooking for 5 hours on high the carrots were still quite hard - I would cut them a tad smaller next time. And definitely add more / bigger sausages.
wizzbang82
15th Sep, 2019
5.05
Amazing! So much flavour, so simple to prepare. Great weaning food if prepared with a low salt stock cube, easily mashed down. My LO loves this every time. Vary it with turkey sausages sometimes.
becky_jo
21st Jun, 2019
5.05
Very tasty, and easy in the slow cooker. I didn't have all the correct ingredients so used chunky sausages (cut in half) and chicken stock instead of beef. Oh and I also threw in a courgette and some mushrooms. It was good!
vizca31
1st Jun, 2019
5.05
Very easy and surprisingly delicious. I did not have sweet potato so I used pumpkin which was available. I also did not have tin tomatoes so I used 2 packs of instant tomato soup. This recipe is so versatile. I love it.
slugforabutt
21st Jan, 2019
5.05
Absolutely delicious! Doubled the quantities with the intention of freezing loads, but I get the impression there won't be much left in a day or two.

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whwkwh
30th Nov, 2019
Can you use vegetarian sausages?
lulu_grimes
2nd Dec, 2019
Hello, yes you can, substitute the chipolatas with the vegetarian sausages you like best and change the stock to vegetable stock. I hope this helps.
jollyboy
26th Sep, 2019
Is this OK to reheat?
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goodfoodteam
26th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, this dish reheats really well. We'd suggest doing so on the hob. You can also freeze it if you like.
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