Smoky sausage casserole

Smoky sausage casserole

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4

Sure to be a family favourite, this warming winter one-pot has gently simmered sausages, hearty cannellini beans and a crunchy breadcrumb topping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal525
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre7g
  • protein22g
  • salt3.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 large celery stick, finely chopped
  • 2 peppers (any colour), cut into chunks
    Peppers

    Pepper

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  • pack 6 pork sausage (about 400g/14oz)
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can cannellini beans, drained
    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • 250g bag spinach ( or use the same quantity as frozen)
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  • 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs (or frozen - see tip)

Method

  1. Put the oil in a large, heatproof casserole dish over a medium heat and add the onion, cooking for 5 mins until starting to soften. Tip in the garlic, celery and peppers, and give everything a good stir. Cook for 5 mins more. 

  2. Turn the heat to high and add the sausages. Cook for a few mins until browned all over, then reduce the heat to medium, sprinkle in the spices and season well. Pour over the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cover and continue simmering gently for 40 mins, stirring every now and then.

  3. Heat the grill to high and uncover the casserole. Add the beans and spinach, and stir to warm through. Scatter over the breadcrumbs and grill for 2-3 mins until golden and crisp.

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Snoozym
6th Feb, 2017
5.05
We love this recipe it's so tasty served with tortilla chips and sweet corn also replaced the breadcrumbs with a small amount of mature cheddar
Jenxy
20th Oct, 2016
What a great site - this is the second recipe I've cooked in two days and it is soooo easy to follow. In regard to the sausages in this dish - if you look at the picture they are sliced but they just forgot to tell you to do it!! It's a good job we're all smart!!! HaHa
Ryan Christophe...
18th Oct, 2016
Have to admit this is absolutely delicious. Would also recommend 8 sausages for four people.
98vicmou
16th Oct, 2016
5.05
Really yummy. I decided to change it into a hotpot so I added about 100ml of chicken stock and sliced potatoes over the top. Cooked for 35mins in oven on 180c and made a delicious meal.
Amy Hitch
15th Oct, 2016
5.05
All 7 of us loved this recipe and being a mum of 5 this was a great way of getting extra veg into them.
kathy535
5th Mar, 2016
Nice enough but not special. I did as Marcantomsmum suggested and cut the sausages into pieces. The crunchy breadcrumb topping sort of soaked up the liquid and became mush.
wendycook1
21st Feb, 2016
5.05
This is delicious. Used 2 sausages per person and cut each into 3. Very easy and served with warm French stick pulled into chunks.
Marcntomsmum
13th Feb, 2016
I would suggest either using 8 sausages or cutting the sausages into pieces if this recipe is supposed to feed 4 people.
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Scubalu
6th Jul, 2016
This is tasty but can be a bit overwhelming with tomato flavour. Add a big handful of diced chorizo for some more flavour
hilaryys
26th Feb, 2016
3.8
I would agree with marcntomsmum that it would be a good idea to cut the sausages up - this is good and filling and is enough for four with the beans but I think people might fight over the sausages! Also, I think it might be a good idea to brown the sausages right at the beginning and then remove from the pan before starting on the vegetables. It took me an age to get any colour on them and I was at a risk of burning my onions! A good hearty recipe.
LTS
13th Feb, 2016
Add bite sized pieces of cooked new potatoes with the beans to make a complete one pot meal. Yummy.