Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quick Sausage Casserole

As a working mam I know that it's often very hard to have a tasty and interesting meal on the table mid week especially is less than an hour.... it's often a dream.

This Quick Sausage Casserole fits the bill... quick, tasty and interesting.  A few different ingredients make this sausage casserole stand out and be noticed.  Not to mention the fact that it was delicious and served with Mint and Green Pea Mash it was enjoyed by one and all.

Quick Sausage Casserole
(Recipe sourced from WW Cook Hearty Cookbook)
Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 7
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 large red capsicum, cut into 2.5cm pieces
200 grams buttom mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400 gram can diced tomatoes
500 gram extra lean pork sausages
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1 fresh bay leaf
freshly ground black pepper
400 gram can chickpease, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-hgh heat.  Add onion and capsicu, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 - 4 minutes or unti softened.  Add tomatoes and bring to the boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, lightly spray a medium non-stick frying pan and heat over a medium heat.  Cook sausages, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned.  Remove from pan and cut each sausage into 3 thick slices.

Add sausages to tomato mixture with thyme and bay leaf.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Simmer, covered for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens.  For a thicker sauce take off the lid after 10 minutes of cooking.  Add chickpeas and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through.  Serve.

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1 comment:

Carole said...

Thanks for linking this super sausage post in to Food on Friday. I am now signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers