Top 10 family sausage recipes

Feeling uninspired when it comes to those sausages languishing at the back of the fridge? While they’re delicious grilled or served with mashed potato, they’re also amazingly versatile. Discover comforting casseroles, speedy traybakes, cheesy pasta bakes and plenty more family-friendly meal ideas, whether you need a quick midweek meal or something a bit more special.

For more comforting meal ideas, take a look at our collection of sausage recipes and read our guide on how to cook sausages.

1. Sausage ragu

Pot of rigatoni and sausage ragu

There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of pasta for comfort. Make a batch of sausage, tomato and herb ragu sauce for a budget-friendly yet flavoursome midweek meal. It works especially well with large pasta shapes such as rigatoni and can also be frozen for later in the week.

Sausage ragu

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2. Sausage, kale & gnocchi one-pot

Cooking pot filled with sausage, kale and gnocchi stew

This speedy one-pot combines sausages with gnocchi, kale and a hint of chill, soaked in a wholesome chicken stock. Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s perfect for feeding the family on a busy weeknight.

Sausage, kale & gnocchi one-pot

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3. Cheesy mustard toad-in-the-hole with broccoli

Easy cheesy mustard toad-in-the-hole with broccoli

Classic toad-in-the hole gets a gourmet makeover in this flavoursome version, served with a fragrant homemade onion and thyme gravy. Cheddar cheese, wholegrain mustard, leeks and long-stem broccoli are all added to the batter for an extra boost. Baked until gorgeously golden brown, this simple dish is sure to become a family favourite.

Easy cheesy mustard toad-in-the-hole with broccoli

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4. Slow cooker sausage casserole

Sausage casserole with pasta on plate

This heart-warming, wholesome recipe couldn’t be simpler to prepare, and was created with children in mind. Serve with baked potatoes, pasta or just a slice of buttered bread for the ultimate comfort food.

Slow cooker sausage casserole

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5. Sausage stroganoff tagliatelle

Pan of sausage stroganoff with tagliatelle

Looking for something speedy, yet satisfying? This simple sausage stroganoff combines juicy pork sausages with tagliatelle in a creamy chestnut mushroom sauce. If that doesn’t sound tempting enough, it’s ready in just 20 minutes!

Speedy sausage stroganoff tagliatelle

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6. Sausage & leek mash pie

Sausage and leek pie with cheesy mash topping

Sausage, leeks and mustard make a delicious flavour combination in this hearty pie, topped with a crisp and cheesy layer of mash. You can also freeze it for a busy week ahead or if you need to feed a crowd.

Sausage & leek mash pie

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7. Sausage, potato & pesto traybake

Sausage traybake with potatoes, beans, pesto and tomatoes

This easy recipe makes a light and summery alternative to the classic bangers and mash and will get the kids tucking into roasted new potatoes, butter beans, tomatoes and fresh pesto as well as sausages. It’s all cooked in the same tin – which means minimal washing-up. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the the delicious juices.

Sausage, potato & pesto traybake

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8. Sausage casserole with garlic breadcrumbs


One-pot sausage casserole in a dish topped with garlic breadcrumbs

Looking for something a bit more special? We’ve taken simple ‘sausage and beans’ to the next level in this elegant casserole, where they are baked in a smoky paprika and wine sauce with golden onions. Top the casserole with a satisfyingly crunchy garlic and parsley breadcrumb layer for the final crowning glory before serving.

One-pot sausage casserole with garlic breadcrumbs

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9. Sausage & fennel risotto

Sausage and fennel risotto in a pot

When it comes to risotto, sausage may not be the obvious choice but it actually works really well in this creamy rice dish. Flavoured with fennel, garlic and thyme, this budget-friendly dish is full of flavour and can easily be supplemented with other ingredients you have to hand.

Sausage & fennel risotto

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10. Sausage, veg & lentil one-pot

Sausages with lentils and veg on plate

This nutritious, flavour-packed recipe delivers three of your five-a-day and takes just five minutes to prepare. It’s a great way to pack veggies into a kid-friendly dish.

Sausage, roasted veg & puy lentil one-pot

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