Sausages with three-veg mash and cranberry onions

Sausages with three-veg mash and cranberry onions
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 30 minutes to make and 35 minutes in the oven

For a nutritious and comforting meal try this sausage and three-veg mash recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
724kcals
Fat
38.7g (16.4g saturated)
Protein
39.3g
Carbohydrates
56.9g (21.8g sugar)
Salt
4.2g
Calories
724kcals
Fat
38.7g (16.4g saturated)
Protein
39.3g
Carbohydrates
56.9g (21.8g sugar)
Salt
4.2g

Ingredients

  • 12 good-quality pork or Cumberland sausages
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small red onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce

For the mash

  • 350g potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 350g parsnips, cut into chunks
  • 350g leeks, washed and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100ml milk
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus a few leaves to garnish (optional)
  • 4 tbsp grated fresh Parmesan

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. Cook the sausages in a roasting tin for 35 minutes, turning once so they brown evenly.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onions and fry for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned. Add the vinegar and sugar, cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the cranberry sauce. Keep warm over a low heat, until ready to serve.
  3. Meanwhile, make the mash. Put the potatoes, parsnips, leeks and garlic in a large saucepan of cold, salted water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Drain well, return to pan and dry off over a low heat. Add the milk, warm through, then put into a food processor with the parsley and Parmesan and whizz until smooth. You can keep this warm in an ovenproof dish in a low oven (140°C/fan120°C/gas 1) for up to 1 hour.
  4. Serve the sausages with the mash, garnished with parsley leaves, if using, and the cranberry onions.

delicious. tips

  1. The only way to guarantee you’re serving up a sausage that’s mainly meat is to buy the top-of-the-range varieties. Check the carbohydrate content – it should be really low.

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