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sausage and mash pie served with cabbage, gravy boat full of gravy and pot of wholegrain mustard

Our sausage and mash pie is super easy to make and the perfect comfort food recipe for an easy family dinner.

Oh this has fast become a favourite family dinner in our house. Sausage stew with a rich, delicious gravy, topped with fluffy mashed potatoes and baked in the oven.

It’s our best sausage and mash recipe yet!

A super easy family dinner recipe, that the whole family will just LOVE! I serve with extra gravy (because you can never have enough gravy now can you?) And… some greens, for balance!

Think of this as a sausage and mash cottage pie – warming, comforting and oh so good to eat!

Sausage and mash pie ingredients

sausage and mash pie ingredients - potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, sausages, beef stock pot

To make our delicious sausage and mash pie you’ll need…

  • 1 brown onion – peeled and diced
  • 2 large carrots – peeled and sliced
  • 2 sticks celery – scrubbed and sliced
  • 12 chipolata sausages – I use pork sausages but you can switch this for any you prefer – even vegetarian ones.
  • 350ml boiling water
  • pinch salt and pinch ground black pepper
  • 1.5kg potatoes – peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 100ml milk
  • 30g butter

How to make sausage and mash pie

sausage and mash pie with gravy running down the skillet pan served with a pot of wholegrain mustard

Our sausage and mash recipe is just super easy!

Firstly get yourself a casserole pan – one with a lid that you can use in the oven and on the hob.

If you’ve not got one of these then use a frying pan to brown the sausages and then tip into a casserole dish with a lid for the oven baking part.

  • Heat the oven to 180C
growing sausages in a skillet pan
  • So first up brown the sausages – you don’t usually need to add any extra oil if you bought good quality sausages, but if you do need some then a splash of olive oil or rapeseed oil should be enough to stop them sticking.
making sausage and mash pie filling in a skillet pan with chipolatas, carrots, celery and onions
  • Once the sausages are starting to brown tip in the chopped onion, carrots and celery.
sausage and mash pie filling in a skillet pan with sausages, carrots, celery and onion in a rich beef gravy
  • Next stir in the beef stock pot and pour over around 350ml of boiling water, you want the contents of the pan to be just sitting in the stock, not drowning…
  • Season well with salt and ground black pepper and then put the lid on and bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Whilst the sausage pie filling is cooking in the oven when there’s around 40 minutes to go start the potatoes off cooking.
  • To make the mashed potatoes – put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water – add a pinch of salt. Then bring the pan to the boil, turn down the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for around 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when you insert a fork in to check them.
  • Drain the potatoes and then mash them with the milk and butter then leave to one side until the sausage pie filling is cooked.
  • When the sausage pie filling is cooked remove it 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.
mashed potato topping forked on top of sausage and mash pie filling ready to brown in the oven
  • Spoon the mashed potatoes onto the top of the sausages and gravy and spread it around the dish with a fork – use a fork to create fluffy indents on the top – it’ll make it crisp and brown better in the oven.
  • Return the sausage and mash pie to the oven for around 15-20 minutes until the mashed potatoes are browning and you can see the gravy oozing through. Then remove from the oven and serve!
sausage and mash pie served with cabbage, gravy boat full of gravy and pot of wholegrain mustard

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What to serve with sausage and mash pie

portion of sausage and mash pie in a bowl with cabbage and lots of gravy

Our sausage pie recipe is delicious served with any of the following!

  • Seasonal greens like kale, broccoli or sprouts.
  • Pickled red cabbage or beetroot slices
  • Or simply a side of mixed peas and sweetcorn

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Make sausage and mash pie your own way!

Okay we’ve given you an absolutely delicious sausage pie recipe but you can really make this sausage and mash recipe your own! Try any of the following recipe variations…

  • Add in extra vegetables – sausage and leek work well!
  • Need it to feed more people? The add in a can of butter beans and some extra carrots or swede.

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Vegetarian sausage and mash pie

You can easily make this into a delicious vegetarian dish.

I switch the gravy based sauce for tomato based sauce below and then follow the rest of the recipe – I usually add grated cheese to the mashed potato topping to – for extra deliciousness!

  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced pepper
  • 1 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 100ml red wine (or vegetable stock)
  • season with salt and ground black pepper
  • use meat free sausages

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Yield: Serves 6

Sausage and mash pie

sausage and mash pie served with cabbage, gravy boat full of gravy and pot of wholegrain mustard

Super tasty sausage pie recipe - total comfort food dinner

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 brown onion - peeled and diced 
  • 2 large carrots - peeled and sliced 
  • 2 sticks celery - sliced 
  • 12 chipolata sausages 
  • 1 beef stock pot 
  • 350ml boiling water 
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 1.5kg potatoes - peeled and chopped into chunks 
  • 100ml milk 
  • 30g butter 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Brown the sausages – you don’t usually need to add any extra oil if you bought good quality sausages, but if you do need some then a splash of olive oil or rapeseed oil should be enough to stop them sticking.
  3. Once the sausages are starting to brown tip in the chopped onion, carrots and celery.
  4. Next stir in the beef stock pot and pour over around 350ml of boiling water, you want the contents of the pan to be just sitting in the stock, not drowning…
  5. Season well with salt and ground black pepper and then put the lid on and bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  6. Whilst the sausage pie filling is cooking in the oven when there’s around 40 minutes to go start the potatoes off cooking.
  7. To make the mashed potatoes – put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water – add a pinch of salt. Then bring the pan to the boil, turn down the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for around 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when you insert a fork in to check them.
  8. Drain the potatoes and then mash them with the milk and butter then leave to one side until the sausage pie filling is cooked.
  9. When the sausage pie filling is cooked remove it 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.
  10. Spoon the mashed potatoes onto the top of the sausages and gravy and spread it around the dish with a fork – use a fork to create fluffy indents on the top – it’ll make it crisp and brown better in the oven.
  11. Return * the sausage and mash pie to the oven for around 15-20 minutes until the mashed potatoes are browning and you can see the gravy oozing through. Then remove from the oven and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 717Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1314mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

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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