Sausage casserole has never been simpler to make than with this easy recipe combining cannellini beans, plum tomatoes and potatoes into one delicious dish. Plus, it’s ready in under an hour!
This sausage casserole recipe serves 4-6 people and is perfect if you’ve got a lot of people to feed. A fuss-free recipe, this is a cheap family meal option that everyone will enjoy. This easy sausage casserole recipe is certainly a classic that you’ll want to make time and time again. Give your sausages a smoky flavour by braising them in a tomato and paprika sauce – the whole family will love it!
This hearty casserole takes only 15 mins to prepare and then it cooks itself. Ideal if you’re looking for something easy for dinner. Busy evening? You can leave this dish cooking and get on with other things. Plus, it’s ready in just 4 easy steps, so you know this sausage stew is an easy recipe that you can make for a no-fuss midweek meal.
Watch how to make Sausage casserole
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 8 thick sausages
- 1 onion, peeled and cut into slices
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 leek, washed and cut into thick slices
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (approx 450g)
- 2tsp smoked paprika
- 2 x 400g tins plum tomatoes
- Splash of red wine
- 200ml beef stock
- 350g cannellini beans (drained weight)
- Salt and pepper
- Small handful of flat-leaf parsley or chives, chopped
- Crusty bread, to serve
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan and fry the sausages for 8-10 mins, turning frequently until browned all over. Remove from the pan, cut in half and set aside.
Drain any excess oil from the pan then add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes to soften. Add in the leeks, potato and smoked paprika and cook for 4-5 mins.
Pour in the tomatoes, red wine and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and return the sausage pieces to the pan, along with the cannellini beans. Cover with a lid and cook for 20-25 mins over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and continue to cook for a further 5-10 mins.
Season to taste, and scatter with parsley or chives. Serve with crusty bread.
Top tip for making Sausage casserole
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat thoroughly before serving.
To make sure your leftovers keep well, we'd recommend storing them in an airtight container or tupperware. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, 3 days at most.
If you're not going to eat the sausage casserole in time, you could pop into the freezer and freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost in the fridge and make sure you reheat thoroughly before serving.
To reheat your sausage stew opt for the microwave. Its a quick option when you're short on time and does the trick. Portion the sausage stew out first to make sure you reheat as thoroughly as possible. Place in a microwavable bowl and put on full heat for 3-5 minutes depending on the portion size. Make sure its piping hot before serving. You can test this by cutting one of the sausage in half and feeling the inside.