Cheese sausage batter recipe

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Cheese sausage batter is an even more delicious take on a traditional toad-in-the-hole - a brilliant weekend supper option.

Cheese sausage batter in a roasting tin
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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins

This cheese sausage batter is a delicious variation of traditional toad in the hole

It's a great union of fabulous foods from around the UK - combining tasty Lincolnshire sausages and Cheddar cheese in a Yorkshire pudding batter. It's surprisingly easy to make, and cheap too - in fact it's one of our best cheap family meals. There’s no need to make the batter in advance and leave it to stand – just mix it up just before you need to cook it and make sure the fat is very hot before you pour it into the tin. It makes a very good mid week dish and can be served with creamy mashed potato, green vegetables and a rich onion gravy.


  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ level tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 225ml milk and water mixed
  • 100g mature Cheddar cheese, cut into 1cm dice
  • 25g white vegetable fat
  • 8 Lincolnshire sausages




  1. Preheat oven to 220⁰C/425⁰F/Fan 200⁰C/Gas Mark 7. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the egg and about half the milk and water, beating with an electric whisk or wooden spoon until smooth.
  2. Beat in the remaining liquid into the batter and add the cheese.
  3. Put the vegetable fat into a roasting tin measuring about 20 x 27cm and melt in the oven.
  4. Add the sausages and cook for about 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Pour in the batter, make sure the sausages and cheese are evenly distributed.
  6. Return the tin to the oven and bake for about 30 – 40 minutes until crisp, golden and well risen.
  7. Serve immediately with mashed potato, green vegetables and a rich gravy.

Top tip for making cheese sausage batter

You can make individual servings – simply cut the sausages into small pieces or use mini sausages, heat the vegetable fat in four individual dishes and cook the sausages for about 5 minutes to lightly brown. Pour in the batter and cook for about 20 – 25 minutes.

Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.