19 ways with a packet of sausages
Okay, so bangers and mash are all well and good, but when you could be enjoying a Vietnamese pork stir-fry, an orecchiette with ragù or a damn fine burrito with that same packet of sausages – it really is worth branching out.
We’ve brought together our 19 best recipes to try with a packet of sausages below, so you can be sure to find something delicious to please the whole family.
Our best sausage recipes…
You only need a few ingredients for this smashing and simple meatballs dish. Serve in its tomato sugo on top of polenta, and you’re on to a real winter warmer.
Create a flavour-packed sausage and fennel ragù with mustard, white wine and chilli flakes for a busy weeknight meal.
Use a packet of sausages to create a gorgeous ragù to fill these cannelloni with. Top with béchamel and you have yourself an exciting meal in no time.
Our healthy sausage and bean casserole is packed with flavour from thyme, fennel and white wine, and it can be prepped by putting everything in a slow cooker in the morning for a hands-off meal.
If, like us, you like a good chilli con carne, then this dish might change the game for you. No need for slow-cooked cuts of beef here, grab yourself that packet of sausages and create a winning one-pot with the addition of chipotle, spices and a slow-cooked soffrito (celery and carrot). This one serves 8 or makes enough for 4 and another meal for the freezer. Serve with steamed rice, fresh chilli, coriander leaves, and lime wedges.
We all love a good stir-fry, and this number uses sausages with a fish sauce and lime dressing ticks all the boxes for a speedy weeknight dinner. Customise it with as much chilli as you like, and you’ll be on your way to a winning midweek meal.
It doesn’t get much better than this 5-ingredient pasta. Comforting sage goes so well with sausage to satisfy without blowing the budget. It’s an easy, midweek meal that’s ready in 25 mins.
Midweek dinner couldn’t be any easier than combining breadcrumb-coated cheesy kale gratin with your favourite bangers in this fabulous sausage dish. If you don’t have kale, you could swap it out for broccoli or cauliflower.
You don’t have to sideline potatoes just because you’re after something different to bangers and mash. This cheesy sausage and mash pie is a kind of cottage pie hybrid that gets full-on flavour from red wine and Marmite in its gravy. Try it for yourself to see…
Want something more elaborate than a sausage sarnie? Try our cheat’s McDonald’s muffin recipe – a cheesy sausage patty and fried egg are sandwiched in an English muffin then served with your choice of sauce…
Fill your next burrito with pork sausages, peppers, avocado and pea guacamole and rice for a satisfying midweek meal.
An easy meatball spaghetti is yours in no time with this recipe. A rich tomato sauce cooks these sausage meatballs and infuses them with flavour. Job done!
Mini sausage rolls are all well and good, but what about a GIANT version which serves 4? Onions, mushrooms and fennel seeds provide ample flavour and the golden flaky pastry is always a winner.
This simple smart supper packs a flavour punch from a sriracha, soy and rice wine sauce. Sprinkle the udon noodles with sliced spring onions, sesame seeds and coriander to serve.
It’s dinner in under 20 minutes with this speedy bean soup with pesto and sausages. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil and serve with plenty of crusty bread.
If you’re looking for a budget dinner but still want something interesting, these sausage and pepper stuffed aubergines are well worth trying. Sage and parsley add lots of flavour and these are lovely served with crusty bread and salad.
It’s toad in the hole but not as you know it in this recipe. Tomatoes and eggs add a vibrant splash of taste and colour, and this can easily be made vegetarian with meat-free sausages. Serve with onion gravy for a winner.
A pasta bake that has it all: vegetables, protein and the all-important melty cheese. Sausage meatballs and chunky rigatoni are stirred through a rich tomato and fennel sauce -does it get any easier than that folks?
A simple smart casserole that packs in bags of flavour with porcini mushrooms, fennel seeds and rosemary. We love it for its versatility: stir through pasta, serve with polenta or pile over mash for three equally good meal options.
Looking for more? There’s plenty more where that came from… with our sausage casseroles collection.
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