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How to Make a Sausage Casserole

Updated on September 29, 2012
5 stars from 2 ratings of Sausage Casserole

There are four ways around the "I don't have time to cook" problem:

  1. Order Take-aways
  2. Buy Microwave or "Ready" meals
  3. Cook recipes that minimise preparation time
  4. Cook simple recipes that don't need a lot of attention

The birth of my son has sapped away almost all of my previously 'free' time, and is eating into the rest of my time too - including time to prepare and cook meals. Both my wife and I are determined not to fall into options 1 and 2, but to cook healthy, tasty meals. We have learnt many tricks and tips to ensure that we continue to cook, but most of these have been around option 3. This meal is one that takes a while, but needs so little attention that it can be prepared in stages over the course of several hours, or even days!

Casseroles and stews are great options for new parents. They are full of healthy vegetables, are filling, and are really easy to prepare - you just bung all the ingredients into a casserole dish and shove into the oven. This recipe is easily modified for pretty much any meat-based stew, or you can forgo the meat entirely! What's more, this dish doesn't require you to prepare anything as a side dish.

Packed with healthy vegetables, stews and casseroles are self contained meals. They are easy to prepare, easy to cook, easy to serve and delicious! What more do you want?
Packed with healthy vegetables, stews and casseroles are self contained meals. They are easy to prepare, easy to cook, easy to serve and delicious! What more do you want? | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 2 hours 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours 50 min
Yields: Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Broccoli
  • 3 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Medium Corgette
  • 1 Large Pepper, (Any colour will do)
  • 1 Pack Pork Sausages
  • 4 Cubes Oxo, (or any beef stock cubes or gravy granules)

(Substitute the stock cubes if you are using a different meat - e.g. chicken stock for chicken)

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Just six ingredients, plenty of veg and cheap too. The perfect meal!Start by browning off your sausages in the oven at 200C for around 10-15 mins. If you want to speed this up, you can fry them instead.Whilst the sausages are cooking, prepare your veg. Cut up your potatoes into reasonable chunks. No need to peel!You probably will need to peel your carrots......before you cut them upYou can use just the stem of your broccoli, or you can use the whole thingUsing a bright pepper makes the dish look even better. Cut one up into chunks.Once your sausages are cooked, cut them upand put them into your casserole dishThrow all of your veg in on top of the sausagesand sprinkle with a stock cubeMake up 1 litre of stock using boiling water and three stock cubes. You can also use gravy granules. Pour the stock/gravy over your sausages and vegetablesThen cover with the lid. Place into a preheated oven at between 120C and 150C for between 2 hours and 8 hours.  The longer you leave the stew, the lower your temperature needs to beYou can also use a slow cooker and leave on whilst you are at work, out at the shops or running erands. This is safer than leaving an oven unattended. Before serving, stir thoroughly and leave to stand for 5 minutesUse a serving spoon to plate your dish. Anything you don't eat can be kept in a fridge for up to 48 hours and then reheated at 150C for 25minutesServe with some bread and butter for a simple, nutritious and delicious meal.
Just six ingredients, plenty of veg and cheap too. The perfect meal!
Just six ingredients, plenty of veg and cheap too. The perfect meal! | Source
Start by browning off your sausages in the oven at 200C for around 10-15 mins. If you want to speed this up, you can fry them instead.
Start by browning off your sausages in the oven at 200C for around 10-15 mins. If you want to speed this up, you can fry them instead. | Source
Whilst the sausages are cooking, prepare your veg. Cut up your potatoes into reasonable chunks. No need to peel!
Whilst the sausages are cooking, prepare your veg. Cut up your potatoes into reasonable chunks. No need to peel! | Source
You probably will need to peel your carrots...
You probably will need to peel your carrots... | Source
...before you cut them up
...before you cut them up | Source
You can use just the stem of your broccoli, or you can use the whole thing
You can use just the stem of your broccoli, or you can use the whole thing | Source
Using a bright pepper makes the dish look even better. Cut one up into chunks.
Using a bright pepper makes the dish look even better. Cut one up into chunks. | Source
Once your sausages are cooked, cut them up
Once your sausages are cooked, cut them up | Source
and put them into your casserole dish
and put them into your casserole dish | Source
Throw all of your veg in on top of the sausages
Throw all of your veg in on top of the sausages | Source
and sprinkle with a stock cube
and sprinkle with a stock cube | Source
Make up 1 litre of stock using boiling water and three stock cubes. You can also use gravy granules. Pour the stock/gravy over your sausages and vegetables
Make up 1 litre of stock using boiling water and three stock cubes. You can also use gravy granules. Pour the stock/gravy over your sausages and vegetables | Source
Then cover with the lid. Place into a preheated oven at between 120C and 150C for between 2 hours and 8 hours.  The longer you leave the stew, the lower your temperature needs to be
Then cover with the lid. Place into a preheated oven at between 120C and 150C for between 2 hours and 8 hours. The longer you leave the stew, the lower your temperature needs to be | Source
You can also use a slow cooker and leave on whilst you are at work, out at the shops or running erands. This is safer than leaving an oven unattended. Before serving, stir thoroughly and leave to stand for 5 minutes
You can also use a slow cooker and leave on whilst you are at work, out at the shops or running erands. This is safer than leaving an oven unattended. Before serving, stir thoroughly and leave to stand for 5 minutes | Source
Use a serving spoon to plate your dish. Anything you don't eat can be kept in a fridge for up to 48 hours and then reheated at 150C for 25minutes
Use a serving spoon to plate your dish. Anything you don't eat can be kept in a fridge for up to 48 hours and then reheated at 150C for 25minutes | Source
Serve with some bread and butter for a simple, nutritious and delicious meal.
Serve with some bread and butter for a simple, nutritious and delicious meal. | Source

Sausage Casserole Recipe

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C or Gas mark 5.
  2. Cook sausages in oven for 15mins (you can also grill or fry sausages).
  3. While sausages are cooking prepare the vegtables - you can use any vegtables but root vegtables work better. Chop the vegtables and potatoes into larger chunks as they can reduce when cooking.
  4. Boil a pint of water and add three stock cubes to make gravy - at this stage you can add some spices or chilli flakes to your taste.
  5. Add all the vegtables, potatoes, and sausages (cut up) into an oven proof dish and sprinkle a further stock cube over the top.
  6. Add the gravy making sure it covers all the ingredients (otherwise the food above the gravy will go dry or burn)
  7. Place the oven proof dish into the oven and cook on a low temperature (120C) for a minimum of 2hours until all the vegetables have softened. This can be left for upto 12hours whilst you're at work, however, it is safer to use a slow cooker if you intend on leaving the house.
  8. It can be served at your leisure and goes really nicely with crusty bread and butter. It is also okay for the following day for second servings.
  9. A great, easy, healthy meal for anyone with a busy lifestyle or for a family that come home at different times and can just help themselves!

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    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds great and I'll add it to the menu this upcoming week.

      Shared, pinned and voted up.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This sounds very good. I can use veggie sausage and make it vegan. Thank you for a great recipe.

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      Joan Whetzel 4 years ago from Katy, Texas

      yum. this sound like something my family would like/

    • Angela Kane profile image

      Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      First time I have seen a recipe for a sausage casserole and it sounds good. I always use beef in my stew, but sausage sounds just as good so I think I will give it a try.

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      Marilyn Alexander 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      This looks delicious - I could almost smell it! I also like the idea of a sausage casserole for a change. Could you tell me what a corgette is? Many thanks. Voted up and shared.

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