I absolutely love my slow cooker, and I make a lot of meals in it. One day there’s a curry, the next I’m making lasagna, and the next it’s homemade BBQ pulled pork. Today, however, is my version of a slow cooker sausage casserole.
Slow cooker Sausage casserole
If I can make it in the slow cooker, I will. I’ve tried many different recipes, but often end up making my own. It’s pretty foolproof, as everything cooks together and things have time to mix together and settle. I also love the fact that I can put it on before bed, and wake up to that night’s dinner already cooked and sorted!
I made a pretty yummy sausage casserole today, and I thought I would share it with you all. I’ll be sharing more recipes for the slow cooker, so keep an eye out for that!
The best part? It costs very little! At a rough estimate, it costs around £2.50 to make, and it was enough for us both to have two meals out of it. If you shop at Aldi, you can probably get it even cheaper too.
This is my loose version of a sausage casserole. It’s probably not your typical idea of one! But, it’s cheap and yummy, and I couldn’t think of anything else it would be called!
- One onion
- 4-5 medium-sized potatoes
- 200g sweetcorn
- 200g green beans
- 8 sausages
- 1/2 pot of gravy granules
First, I obviously plugged in the slow cooker, and set it to low.
I then put the 8 sausages in the bottom of the pot. I used frozen plain ones, but you can use whatever sausages float your boat. Next time I make this I will probably try it with a different kind, but it was lovely just with the plain ones.
I then started on the veg. I cut up an onion, into chunky pieces. After cutting the ends off and taking the skin off, I then cut it into three around the middle. I then cut it as if I was slicing it up. If you’re not too fussy about dicing it up really small or have a preference for slices, it’s a super quick and easy way to cut them up.
I then started peeling the potatoes. After they were all peeled and any little bits I didn’t like the look of were removed, I cut them up pretty small. You can do chunky potatoes if you prefer, but make sure you have the time for them to cook properly. Since I was starting this at 1 pm, and I wanted it ready for dinner, I wanted them to be able to cook in that time.
I put the onion and the potatoes into the pot with the sausages. It’s probably a good time to encourage you to put the potato and onion peelings into the compost, or into a box or bag ready to go into it next time you go out.
I measured out around 200g of both sweetcorn and green beans. This is to bulk out the meal and offer a bit more than just sausages and potatoes. It’s also a good way to get more of your veg into your day, as it’s all pretty yummy covered in gravy!
Once that was all in the pot, I made up big batches of gravy. I know thick gravy is the favourite at our house, so I used quite a lot! You certainly don’t have to use this much, but it almost filled the pot up while still being lovely and thick. I personally don’t like very thin gravy so I went with what I knew would go down well.
After an hour or so on low, I turned it up to high. High should cook everything in around 4 hours, perfect for the amount of time I had!
Do you use a slow cooker? What is your favourite recipe to make?