Vegetarian Sausage & Cider Casserole


This cleared out not only the cider, but some left-over cheese, potato, and spinach as well. Googling “cider” plus “recipes” brings up a veritable mountain of “Sausage & Cider” casserole recipes, and as the local supermarket is very conveniently doing “3 packs for £5.50” on vegetarian sausages, who am I to argue…….?


6 vegetarian sausages
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
Handful spinach leaves
Sage, parsley and thyme
Large potato, cubed
Vegetable stock
250 ml cider
Salt and black pepper
Wholemeal breadcrumbs
Grated red Leicester cheese

Boil the chopped potato until soft. Drain.
Grill the sausages until lightly browned, then chop into chunks.
Lightly fry the carrot and onion in vegetable oil for ten minutes, then add the herbs. Stir for minute or so.
Pour on the cider and vegetable stock, then add the potatoes and salt/pepper. Cook for a few more minutes.
Add the spinach leaves, then pour the mix into a casserole dish.
Top with the breadcrumbs and cheese.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve.


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