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Friday 19 October 2018

Sausage, Pumpkin and Sage Casserole : Perfect for Autumn (Fall)

This comforting sausage casserole could be just what you are looking for during these cooler Autumn (Fall) months …

Serves Four
50g/1¾oz. butter
6 good-quality sausages, pricked several times with a fork
1 onion, peeled, thinly sliced
3 banana shallots, peeled, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled, finely chopped
1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
1 small pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, cut into equal-sized pieces
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tsp caster sugar
200g/7oz canned chopped tomatoes
400g/14oz canned cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
500ml/18fl oz. chicken stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp. chopped fresh flatleaf parsley, to serve

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
2. Heat half the butter in a large casserole over a medium heat and fry the sausages for 4-5 minutes, or until golden-brown all over.
3. Add the remaining butter, onion and shallots and fry for three minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and sage leaves and cook for a further three minutes, stirring well.
4. Add the pumpkin and stir the mixture until well combined. Increase the heat to high and add the white wine vinegar. Continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
5. Add the sugar, tomatoes, cannellini beans and stock and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
6. Bring the mixture to the boil, then transfer the casserole to the oven for one hour, or until the sausages are cooked through and the pumpkin is tender.
7. To serve, ladle the casserole into two large bowl and sprinkle with the flatleaf parsley.

 From an original idea here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Autumn a lovely time of year - image from here

All the best Jan


William Kendall said...

That sounds like quite a meal.

DMS said...

Looks like a good fall meal. I don't eat- but the rest of the recipe sounds tasty. :)

Elephant's Child said...

That is a glorious autumn image.
Pumpkin and sage are a match made in heaven.

Christine said...

What a lovely time of year, and a wonderful combination, sausage and pumpkin.

Tom said... sound right up my alley.

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Jan, this is a lovely and tasty casserole by the look of the ingredients. I am inspired by it and even though we're in the warmer season here we still love our occasional hearty dishes. Cheers and thanks, as always, for the recipe, Sue :D) xx

Catarina said...

Another meal that is good for colder days.
: )

happyone said...

Sounds great for a cold evening. Beautiful fall picture.

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you Jan for sharing the recipe and yes, a sausage casserole is always a good idea once the weather starts getting cooler.
Happy weekend

jagbir said...

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DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
Such a great recipe for Winter!
I like sausages and pumpkin too!
Lovely Autumn image! Have a lovely weekend!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great! Love the autumn photo. Valerie

Guillaume said...

That looks delicious and the perfect meal for autumn and Halloween.

riitta k said...

Pumpkins are so autumn - colorwise :) What a lovely photo.

Jo said...

We love sausage casserole but this sounds delicious with the pumpkin added, I'll definitely give it a go.

Pam said...

Oh, that looks really yummy. Still working on my coffee this morn at 6:45am so I have not had breakfast yet but this made me hungrier. Thanks...haha. Have a beautiful day.

Cheryl said...

Delicious...… for when the grandchildren visit.

Beautiful image.

R's Rue said...

I want.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


now if we could just have some color weather here in Florida. (supposed to only have highs in the mid 80s next week)

Teresa said...

La calabaza la usamos más en puré. Besitos.

Carla from The River said...

Yes ... perfect for the cold night ahead. We are getting snow tomorrow.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Have a nice weekend!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love a great casserole in the cool weather! That autumn images is amazing.

Mary Kirkland said...

I would try that. Looks good.

Sue said...

Ooh this looks lovely, I like a good casserole! Have a lovely weekend, Sue xx

sandy said...

I can almost smell it from here - looks and sounds delicious and love that autumn scene.

Lowcarb team member said...

Teresa said:
La calabaza la usamos más en puré. Besitos.

Google translate:
We use the pumpkin more in puree. kisses.

Karen said...

How nice to be able to walk along the waterfront. Your supper casserole looks scrumptious.

Martha said...

I love this time of year. It just seems to peaceful. And beautiful. That is such a wonderful recipe.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I have to go to the farmer’s market today, so I think I will buy squash and make this exact recipe!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos, is that you Jan? It is a lovely photo!

Lowcarb team member said...

Denise in VA said:
Great photos, is that you Jan? It is a lovely photo!

Hello Denise, many thanks for your comment both here and on other posts.
I think the photos you refer to are on this post here:

and yes it is me in the photograph … we enjoyed a lovely walk.

In regard to this post, I hope you like the recipe, and I couldn't resist the Autumnal picture :)

My good wishes

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

I'm allergic to sage, but I love everything else!
Gorgeous image! Big Hugs!

carol l mckenna said...

definitely a great dish for autumn ~ lovely photos!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa said...

Never hear of banana shallots. I learn so much here!
Lisa x