Smoky sausage casserole

Smoky sausage casserole

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


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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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    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



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 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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  • 250g bag spinach ( or use the same quantity as frozen)



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  • 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs (or frozen with herbs)


  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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1st Oct, 2017
Absolutely delicious! Such a satisfying and enjoyable meal. Served with crusty bread and it was a total hit! An easy one to make too - will definitely make again soon. This will be great to add to pasta too and simply increase quantities to make it last for a second meal or for a larger number of people. (As I was cooking for 5, I did increase the number of sauasges as suggested and I did cut them up - as I added extra sausages I added an extra tin of tomatoes and a little more of the chilli and spices.) Love love love!
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4th Nov, 2017
Hi, So i see you enjoyed it as much as i?
6th Feb, 2017
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
artcoredeedee's picture
4th Nov, 2017
mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm
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
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4th Nov, 2017
2nd time, you lucky girl!
Ryan Christophe...
18th Oct, 2016
Have to admit this is absolutely delicious. Would also recommend 8 sausages for four people.
16th Oct, 2016
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
All 7 of us loved this recipe and being a mum of 5 this was a great way of getting extra veg into them.
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.


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