The problem I usually have with normal casseroles is that I never have enough time to make them. I always think it’d be nice to have one but look at the time and realise I’ve only got 30 minutes or so until I need to get the kids’ dinner. Not really enough time to make a standard casserole!
However, this dish can be cooked up in around 40 minutes so is quick enough for a school night dinner. Also, once I’ve done the prep and the sausages are cooked, it’s just a matter of adding the rest of the ingredients and getting on with other things before the alarm rings.
As ever, rather than cheating and use a packet mix, this is just herbs and a little spice. I can’t really understand why anyone would buy a packet for this…?
You can buy a sausage casserole mix for 98p or buy a whole pot of paprika for 48p. You can use the paprika again and again to make this recipe, or loads of other recipes, and make your money last even longer! There’s no contest.
- 8 sausages (95p)
- 1 onion, chopped (12p)
- 2 carrots, sliced (12p)
- 100g mushrooms, quartered (21p)
- 1 tin of tomatoes (31p)
- 1 tin butter beans (undrained) (56p)
- 1 chicken stock cube (2p)
- 1tsp paprika (6p)
- 1tsp mixed herbs (2p)
- 100g water
- pinch of salt and pepper (1p)
- 1tbsp oil (1p)
- Heat the the oil in a big pan then cook the sausages.
- Once browned, add the onions and carrots.
- As the onions soften, throw in the mushrooms and mix in the paprika and herbs.
- Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
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Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.