For centuries, sausages have been a staple of traditional British food. A main part of the traditional English Breakfast and the star ingredient in an assortment of traditional meals such as Sausage and Mash, Toad in the Hole and of course the nation’s favourite sausage rolls, even vegans and vegetarians have made sure that they don’t have to miss out by creating tasty meat-free alternatives to traditional pork and Cumberland sausages. This means that whether you are a carnivore or a herbivore, you can try any of these tasty sausage-based recipes this winter!
Chorizo and Chicken Paella
If you’ve rather be sunning yourself up on a Spanish beach than sitting in your apartment listening to the rain in the UK this winter, this traditional Spanish sausage-based recipe can be the perfect comfort food for chasing the winter blues away. Made with chicken, paella rice, and vegetables such as onions, garlic, carrots, peppers, and peas, this recipe is usually easier to make than it looks and is ideal for batch cooking if you’re hoping to save some for later on in the week. For those hoping to eat a little healthier in the run-up to Christmas, Jamie Oliver has a great recipe for this!
If you’re looking for a warming, comforting winter dish, sausage casserole promises to deliver. A great recipe choice for cooks who enjoy making meals in a slow cooker, this dish can be put together in under an hour and there are many different recipes to choose from, depending on the other ingredients that you’d like to include. Potatoes and cheese make for a comforting and filling combination, whilst creating a vegetable base with tomatoes, peppers, courgette and other veggies can be a healthier, low-carb option. Why not get creative with your sausage casserole recipes this winter and upload your final creations to Twitter to take part in the Orchid and Ladbrokes #Meatand2veg campaign to raise more awareness for male cancer?
Home Made Sausage Rolls
You’ve probably eaten at least a few sausage rolls from the bakery before, but have you ever tried making your own? Once you’ve tasted a homemade sausage roll, Greggs will never be the same again! If you’ve been watching The Great British Bake Off this year, chances are that like many Brits right now, you’ve been getting in touch with your inner baker – right in time for Christmas! Making your own sausage rolls isn’t as difficult as it sounds – there are plenty of great easy-to-follow recipes available online.
Last but not least, simple sausage pasta can add a tasty, meaty ingredient to this versatile dish. Sausages go well with a variety of different pasta sauces, whether you’re mixing a herby tomato and vegetable sauce for your pasta or are going for a creamier base. Adding sausage meat to the sauce can be a great alternative to minced meat, whilst chopped sausage slices can create a chunkier texture.
What are your favourite recipes to make with sausages? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.
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