Sausage casserole recipe

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This easy sausage casserole recipe combines cannellini beans, plum tomatoes, and potatoes into one hearty dinner...

Sausage casserole recipe illustrated with an image of a sausage casserole in a crock pot
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time50 mins
Total Time1 hours 5 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories658 Kcal33%
Sugar14 g16%
Fat32 g46%
Salt3.9 gRow 3 - Cell 2
Protein34 g68%
Carbohydrates60 g23%
Salt3.9 gRow 6 - Cell 2

It takes just four simple steps to make this comforting sausage casserole recipe. 

The sausages are stewed in a rich tomato-based sauce flavoured with smoked paprika, garlic, beef stock, and red wine. Packed with plenty of veg, a portion of this mouth-watering meal counts towards your 5-a-day. One of the easiest one pot dinners to make, while it takes 1 hour and 5 minutes to prepare and cook this sausage casserole recipe, it's well worth the wait. Serve piping hot with crusty bread.


  • 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




  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Season to taste, and scatter with parsley or chives. Serve with crusty bread.

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Top tips for making sausage casserole recipe

If you want to thicken your sausage casserole you can add cornflour. To do this, mix one teaspoon of cornflour with a tablespoon of water and add to your casserole liquid when boiling. You can add more if you'd like it to be even thicker but do it a teaspoon at a time so it doesn't get too thick. 

How to store leftover sausage casserole

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 two days, three days at most. A great freezer meal, you can freeze this sausage casserole recipe for up to one month. Defrost in the fridge and make sure you reheat thoroughly before serving.

How do you reheat sausage casserole?

Sausage casserole is one food you can reheat in the microwave. It's 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 it's piping hot before serving. You can test this by cutting one of the sausages in half and feeling the inside.

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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies