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When it comes to comfort food, you really can't go wrong with a homemade sausage casserole. Not only are these hearty dishes proven crowd-pleasers, they are quick to cook too, so whether you're entertaining guests or feeding the family on a budget mid-week, these simple recipes will serve you well. From breakfast to supper, we've compiled this handy guide of gransnetters' variations on the classic casserole. 

 

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Sausage and bean casserole 

This simple sausage casserole is the perfect option if you're on a budget and want a tasty, filling meal in the evening. 

Prep time: 10 minutes 
Cook time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 4-6

Sausage and bean recipe


Ingredients 

  • 25g butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1 red pepper (cored, deseeded and chopped)
  • 8 lean pork sausages (about 450g in total - quartered)
  • 2 cans of mixed beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 150g vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the onions, garlic and red pepper and fry for two to three minutes, until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the sausages and continue to cook until they are browned and cooked all over.
  3. Crush half the beans lightly with the back of a fork and add to the pan. Add the remaining beans, tomatoes, stock and tomato puree to the pan. 
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil and then simmer for ten minutes. 
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the parsley and serve.

 

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Sausage and potato casserole

Indulge in this flavoursome, homemade casserole. Crusty bread and salted butter are the ideal accompaniment to this delicious dish. 

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes 

Sausage potato casserole

Ingredients

  • 6 good quality sausages
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin haricot beans (drained)
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 1 red pepper (cut into small cubes)
  • 10 baby new potatoes (cut in half)
  • 2 carrots (cut into small cubes)
  • ½ onion (chopped finely)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprinkle of chilli powder
  • Splash of olive oil

Method

  1. Fry the sausages in the olive oil until they are cooked and cut them in half.
  2. In a different pan, fry the onion, carrots and pepper for a couple of minutes. Then add to a large casserole dish with the cooked sausages. 
  3. Add the baby new potatoes, chopped tomatoes, haricot beans and the beef stock to the dish. Stir well and add the bay leaf and a sprinkle of chilli powder.
  4. Simmer gently for a minimum of one and a half hours and serve with crusty bread.

 

Breakfast casserole

Start your morning with this twist on a classic casserole. Whether you have guests staying over and want to wow them, or fancy trying something different for breakfast, this simple recipe is full of flavour.

Serves: 10
Prep: 20 minutes (leave in fridge overnight)
Cook: 1 hour 20 minutes

Breakfast casserole

Ingredients 

  • ¾ pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 green onions (chopped)
  • 225g fresh mushrooms (sliced) 
  • 10 eggs (beaten)
  • 450g low-fat cottage cheese
  • 450g shredded Monterey Jack cheese 
  • 2 cans diced green chilli peppers (drained)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ melted cup butter

Method

  1. Place the sausage in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over a medium to high heat until it is evenly brown. Drain the pan and set aside. Melt some butter in a different pan and stir in the green onions and mushrooms, cooking until tender.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and chillies. Stir in the sausage, green onions and mushrooms. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Blend in the melted butter. Stir the flour mixture you have just made into the mixture that has been left overnight. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown. Let the dish stand for ten minutes before serving.
  6. For more recipes, check out our dinner ideas page, packed with an archive of family-friendly recipes.

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