Sausage and Mash Recipe I was looking to make a fairly quick and simple dinner…
This dinner was somewhat of a test to be honest, luckily it was simple and quick to make. More importantly it tasted great and I know it will be something that I will make again. I wanted to do a quick dinner as Rach and I finished work at 7pm, so we didn’t want to be cooking and eating late.
We had some sausages in the fridge so was going to make some nice sausages and mash, although didn’t really fancy it so started thinking of an alternative. That’s when I thought about doing a nice and easy sausage and potato bake, I don’t think you can go wrong with some nice roast potatoes.
I do think it’s important to have some good quality sausages, I often go for high pork based or those that have extra flavour such as the finest ones from Tesco. If you don’t fancy sausages then you could easily replace them with some chicken, although i’d add something to the chicken such as Paprika to give it that extra flavour.
As roast potatoes tend to take some time, I dealt with these first. For this recipe I used some Charlotte potatoes with their skin on and sliced in half to be roughly equal sizes. Pop these halves into a bowl, add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil with salt and give it all a good mix to make sure all of the potatoes are covered in oil.
I put these into a oven dish and then added some sprigs of rosemary to give them some additional flavour. These want to go into a pre-heated oven at roughly 200 degrees. I also put in the sausages as I do like them to be nice and brown, if they are cooked before the potatoes it doesn’t matter as they will be going back in anyway – they just need to be fully cooked.
I then sliced one red pepper and one yellow pepper and popped these into a bowl along with sliced red onion. I covered them with some salt and then poured in 2 tablespoons of balsamic glaze, mixing them with my hands to ensure all of them were covered in the balsamic.
Its important to use the glaze and not the vinegar as the glaze will give them a nice sticky/caramelised taste and texture. I then popped these into the oven as well and continued to turn the sausages and mix up the potatoes to ensure they didn’t stick. These should take roughly 30-40 minutes for everything to be cooked, if you prefer your peppers to be a little crunchier you may want to take them out earlier.
Take out the sausages and chop these into roughly 1cm slices and put these into the dish with the potatoes, add the peppers and give everything a good mix. Put them back into the oven for 5-10 minutes to ensure that everything is warm. Remove from the oven and plate with, sprinkle a little garnish and tuck in!!
I found the potatoes to taste really nice with the addition of rosemary and the peppers had a amazing caramelisation taste thanks to the balsamic glaze. You could have this sausage and potato bake on its own or have it as a side dish with a roast dinner…yummy!! Please comment below as I’d love to hear from you on what you think about this easy sausage and potato bake recipe 🙂
I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)