Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Sausage Pie

Cooking Level


INGREDIENTS: For 4 people

1 pack of Sausages(2 sausages per person), 1 Tin of chopped Toms, 1 large onion, 2-3 medium to large potatoes per person ( maris piper are best for mashing), 1large head of broccoli(any green vegetable will do, check season), dried mixed herbs, 2 cloves of garlic, 40g butter, splash of milk, Cheese(personal taste: cheddar, mozzarella, smoked cheese, or a mixture of all three). Dried smoked paprika.

Kitchen equipment you will need:

1 saucepan
2 frying pans
Casserole Dish (no need to have a cover on it)
Potato masher
Cheese grater


Open the tin of chopped toms, crush and chop the garlic cloves. Skin, halve and slice both halves of the onion length ways as thin as you can without hurting yourself (it’s not a race).Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes about the size of a standard stock cube.


Place the potatoes into a pan of water and boil until potatoes are soft (about 15- 20 mins). Prick your sausages and gently fry in a pan with half a teaspoon of oil, till they turn a light brown colour. While your sausages are sizzling, in another pan fry the onions in half a teaspoon of oil until softened, at this point add the chopped garlic and the tin of chopped toms. Add a generous sprinkle of mixed herbs (about a tablespoon and a half), season with salt and pepper and a good squeeze of Heinz tomato ketchup.

Almost there:

Pre-heat your oven to 170C. Get a casserole dish and pour the tomato mix into the bottom of the dish, then arrange your sausages into the dish in such away you could easily portion the pie later for serving (place two sausages closer together for each portion). Mash up the potatoes, add the butter, splash of milk and seasoning. If you had a piping bag and were feeling adventurous then you could pipe the potato into the dish making a nice even pattern, otherwise spread your mash potato evenly over the sausage and tomato mix and create small sharp peaks using a fork. Grate enough cheese to cover your pie, sprinkle cheese over and finish with a pinches of smoked paprika all over the pie. Place the dish into the oven and wait about twenty minutes for the cheese and potato to go golden brown. When you have placed the pie in the oven get a pan of boiling water on the go and cook you broccoli.


As an option you might want to serve your pie and broccoli with some gravy and mop up after with some crusty bread. Take the pie out of the oven, portion onto the plate with a few florets of broccoli. Gravy optional and enjoy.