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Turn a packet of sausages into a warming and super easy sausage casserole! A budget one pot family dinner that’s just delicious. Easy midweek dinner is sorted! 

Our easy sausage casserole is so simple and perfect for this time of year, it’s warming, filling and it’s great for getting kids into the kitchen learning how to cook proper dinners.

Just a few simple ingredients go into this flavoursome sausage dish making it a budget dinner that you’ll all love! 

Sausages in gravy casserole sauce is such a cosy, easy family dinner idea.

easy sausage casserole served in a skillet pan next to a bowlful of mustard mash

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Easy Sausage Casserole Ingredients

You’ll just need a handful of simple casserole ingredients to make this delicious sausage stew! It’s one of our favourite sausage casserole recipes.

easy sausage casserole ingredients - sausages, onions, carrots, celery, tomato puree and beef stock
  • 8 sausages – choose high meat content sausages, I use Heck sausages for my sausage stew as they’re 97% pork meat.
  • 1 onion – roughly diced
  • 3 carrots – peeled and sliced
  • 2 sticks celery – sliced
  • 600ml beef stock
  • 1 tbs tomato puree
  • Salt and black pepper

Equipment Needed To Make Our Chipolata Sausage Casserole

  • Casserole pan with lid – oven and hob safe – if you don’t have one start the casserole off in a pan and then transfer to a casserole dish for cooking in the oven.
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Measuring jug
  • Tablespoon
  • Wooden spoon – or other spoon/spatula for cooking

How To Make Easy Sausage Casserole

You’ll just LOVE how easy our sausage casserole recipe is to make! Super easy and super tasty!

Step 1 – switch the oven on

  • Heat the oven – preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4

Step 2 – give the sausages a little colour

  • Brown the sausages – brown the sausages in a pan – you shouldn’t need to add any oil, but if you do need a little, add a splash of olive oil.

Step 3 – add some good stuff

  • Add the vegetables – throw in the chopped onions, celery and carrots.
easy sausage casserole being made in a skillet pan - sausages, carrots, celery and onions being mixed together

Step 4 – make the casserole sauce

  • Add the beef stock and tomato puree – pour over the beef stock and add the tomato puree, season with salt and ground black pepper and give everything a gentle mix and stir around.
easy sausage casserole all prepared and ready to go into the oven

Step 5 – pop the sausage dish into the oven

  • Cook in the oven – put the easy sausage casserole into the oven and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. When it’s cooked thoroughly remove the sausage stew from the oven – if the gravy needs thickening do this with a couple of tsp of cornflour mixed into a paste with cold water and then stirred through the gravy to thicken.

Do you need to brown sausages before putting them in sausage casserole?

Yes – always brown the sausages otherwise your sausage casserole recipe will just look unpleasant – browned sausages make it look a whole lot more delicious! 

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How to make sausage stew stretch to feed more people

When learning how to make casserole, one of the key things is definitely how to bulk it up when you need to.

  • Add in more vegetables – try mushrooms, sliced peppers or leeks or new potatoes.
  • Bulk it up with beans and pulses – throw in a tin of butter beans or lentils – they go really well with stewed sausages.

For more tips on how to cook a casserole check out our easy casserole mix recipes here. There’s a delicious homemade sausage casserole mix recipe along with tasty chicken, beef, pork and vegetable.

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What to serve with sausage casserole

When wondering what to have with sausage casserole it’s simple! Our easy sausage casserole is great served with any of the following side dishes, or add in a few of your family favourites.

easy sausage casserole served in a skillet pan next to a bowlful of mustard mash
  • Healthy vegetable mash – go for a healthier mash and mash together sweet potatoes, carrots and swedes. 
  • Mustard mash we love this spooned over a dollop of creamy mustard mash. Just can’t beat it!
  • Baked potatoes – spoon the easy sausage casserole into oven baked potatoes – you can bake them at the same time as cooking the sausage stew!
  • Rice and pasta – try with pasta or boiled rice – easy, cheap and delicious with stew.
  • Crusty bread roll – spoon the easy sausage casserole into bowls and eat it just as it is with a buttered bread rolls for dipping in.

More easy sausage recipes that are great for family dinner

  • Sausages with rice – use sausages to liven up this delicious easy curried vegetable rice dish.
  • Sausage gnocchi bake (ad-feature recipe) – a warming one pot tray bake with sausages and gnocchi in a rich tomato sauce.
  • Sausage and Mash Pie – the ultimate comfort food! Perfect for a Sunday lunch with the family. Sausages in a rich gravy, topped with fluffy mashed potatoes.
  • Sausage hotpot a delicious sausage one pot recipe topped with sliced crispy potatoes – easy and so yummy!
  • Sausage bap – super tasty sausages stuffed onto soft bread rolls with boozy caramelised onions – so good!

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Yield: Serves 4

Easy sausage casserole

easy sausage casserole served in a skillet pan next to a bowlful of mustard mash

Super easy sausage casserole - a warming, satisfying family dinner recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 sausages - choose high meat content
  • 1 onion - diced 
  • 3 carrots - sliced 
  • 2 sticks celery - sliced 
  • 600ml beef stock 
  • 1 tbs tomato puree 
  • pinch sea salt 
  • pinch ground black pepper 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Brown the sausages in a pan – you shouldn’t need to add any oil, but if you do need a little, add a splash of olive oil.
  3. Throw in the chopped onions, celery and carrots.
  4. Pour pour over the beef stock and add the tomato puree, season with salt and ground black pepper and give everything a gentle mix and stir around.
  5. Put put the easy sausage casserole into the oven and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. When it’s cooked thoroughly remove the sausage stew from the oven.
  6. If the gravy needs thickening do this with a couple of tsp of cornflour mixed into a paste with cold water and then stirred through the gravy to thicken.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 531Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1517mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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