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slow cooker sausage casserole

Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

This recipe for Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is a classic winter warmer and so simple. Served with buttered fresh pasta and greens it's a veritable feast.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Universal
Keyword Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 616 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 pork sausages
  • 500 mls tomato passata
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 large rosemary sprig
  • 1 medium onion chopped into half moons
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 30 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients apart from the sausages to the slow cooker and put on High.

  2. Brown the sausages in a very hot frying pan in the olive oil. Give the pot a stir and add the sausages to the pot. Push them down into the sauce.

    To make this recipe in a saucepan simply repeat the steps above but brown the sausages in a saucepan and simmer for about 15 minutes until the sausages are cooked and the sauce is slightly thickened.

  3. Cook on Low for 7-8 hours or for 4 on High. Remove the Rosemary Sprig.

  4. Season carefully to taste

  5. Apply to Partied Out Face

Recipe Notes

  • You can of course add extra vegetables. I am thinking chunks of butternut squash or swede, button mushrooms (put in a couple of hours before the end of cooking) or carrots. The vegetable aisle is your oyster. This is just my own personal preference but it is only a template. Empty out your vegetable drawer baby to suit.
  • The herbs too can be replaced to suit your tastes. Thyme is an obvious one to add due to it's great compatibility with pork but you could crush some fennel seeds in there or add some basil or oregano. Jamie would be proud.
  • I sometimes make this the day before, allow to cool and then refrigerate in the slow cooker pot. I then reheat it back in the slow cooker until it's piping hot for when I need it. I'm on fire.....
  • If you don't have balsamic vinegar in the cupboard then any standard vinegar will do.
  • Simply double up to feed 8. These servings are generous.
  • I do strongly recommend that you use sausages with a high percentage of meat in. This gives the whole thing a much better flavour and the sausages stay meaty and intact during cooking.

All nutritional information is approximate and intended only as a guide.

 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 616 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 2028mg88%
Potassium 896mg26%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 16.4mg20%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.