Farmersgirl Kitchen

Slow Cooker Sausage, Tomato and Rosemary Casserole

Uncategorized | March 19, 2014 | By

Operation Dry Rot is finally progressing with construction rather than destruction now the order of the day.  However, I am still cooking without my stove, so Slow Cooker recipes are featuring heavily.  I like them because you can cook everything in one pot and there is less fussing around with the single electric ring and the microwave.

This is a simple casserole using everyday ingredients which make it tasty, thrifty and convenient.

Sausage, Tomato and Rosemary Slow Cooker Casserole
Serves 3-4
 6 pork sausages
1 seasonal root vegetable pack containing 3 carrots, 1 parsnip, 1 small turnip (swede), 1 onion.
2 large potatoes
1 400g can chopped tinned tomatoes
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 stock cube (I used beef)
1 tbsp vegetable oil 
salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Heat the oil in a pan and brown the sausages all over (I have a Sear and Stew Slow Cooker so brown mine in the cooking pot on the hob), slice the onion and add to the pan, turn down the heat and cook slowly for about 10 minutes.

2. While the sausage and onion are sauteing in the pan, peel the other vegetables and chop into small even sized pieces. You can cut the potatoes slightly larger as they will soften more quickly than the carrot and swede.

3.  Put all the other ingredients in the slow cooking pot and mix the stock cube with 200ml of boiling water, add this to the pot.
4. Cook for 6-8 hours on Low until all the vegetables are tender.  You can serve it with a green vegetable, like broccoli, or simply serve it as it is, which is what we did.  It’s particularly good with some crusty bread to mop up the juices.  
Tip: If you want to make this stretch to feed more, take the sausages out and cut them into pieces.  There are loads of vegetables so you could probably make this dish feed six.
The theme for Cooking with Herbs this month is ‘Rosemary’ my favourite herb, which is included in this dish.  Cooking with Herbs is run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage
As this recipe used inexpensive recipes, I will be adding it to Credit Crunch Munch which is run jointly by Camilla at Fab Food 4 All and Helen at Fuss Free Flavours

Bloggers Around the World has landed in GB and this sort of sausages are very much a British tradition, so I’m sharing this recipe at Chris’s site Cooking Around the World.

  1. Christian Halfmann
    March 19, 2014

    Cooking everything in one pot is always a winner. Then using a lovely variety of vegetables and herbs as well, that sounds very good to me. A satisfying dish. Thank you for travelling with us.

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 20, 2014

      Always a pleasure to be able to join you Chris.

  2. Karen S Booth
    March 20, 2014

    Thanks for this FABULOUS entry for Cooking with Herbs Janice, it looks and sounds like a very comforting casserole and I do love a banger too!

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 20, 2014

      Thanks Karen, comfort is just what we need just now!

  3. belleau kitchen
    March 20, 2014

    gorgeous, simple, and so tasty… I do love a sausage casserole…hope the kitchen comes sooner than you dream… love the black background too!

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 20, 2014

      Thanks Dom. A wee bit of Photoshop magic 🙂

  4. Sylvia F.
    March 20, 2014

    I can only imagine this lovely aromat going through your house when you cooked it 😉 Delicious 😉

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 20, 2014

      Thanks Sylvia, I can't bear to cook overnight in the slow cooker because of the lovely aromas, they make me too hungry! It's fine during the day though.

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 20, 2014

      I hope you have a go Bintu, it would work just as well in the oven if you don't have a slow cooker. The key is to brown the sausages first, then just throw in everything else.

  5. Ren Behan
    March 20, 2014

    Nice chunky sausages 🙂 A very hearty supper!

  6. Jane Sarchet
    March 20, 2014

    Oh bless you, when is the rebuild likely to end Janice?
    Janie x

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 21, 2014

      A few more weeks yet, but things are moving now.

  7. Sarah Trivuncic
    March 21, 2014

    Mmm sausages in slow cooker is one of my favourite weeknight dinners. Glad to hear the end is in sight for Operation Dry Rot!

  8. fiona maclean
    March 21, 2014

    you are doing so well with your slow cooker! looks lovely!

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 21, 2014

      love my slow cooker, Fi. It suits my style of cooking.

  9. Choclette
    March 21, 2014

    You will be THE expert on slow cooker cooking by the time you get your stove back. Hope you will be out of your misery soon.

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 21, 2014

      I don't know about expert, but I am certainly learning

  10. Fish fingers for tea
    March 21, 2014

    The end of Operation Dry Rot is getting closer! This looks lovely Janice, a slow cooker is soon to join my kitchen so I'm looking forward to trying this out.

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 21, 2014

      Pleased to hear you will be getting a slow cooker, will look forward to seeing you join in the Slow Cooker Challenge!

  11. tinkertink2010
    March 22, 2014

    I dont have a slow cooker but I do a very similar one in the oven – very tasty! xxx

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 26, 2014

      Yes, it would work really well in the oven.

  12. Lou, Eat Your Veg
    March 22, 2014

    Yummy, bet sausages are great in a slow cooker, I've yet to try. But I do quite often make a slow cooked sausage hotpot in the oven. Shall be bookmarking.

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 26, 2014

      We really enjoyed it, loads of veg made the dish go really far.

  13. Alison
    March 25, 2014

    I love this, will have to get my slow cooker out and give it a try

    • JaniceFGK100
      March 26, 2014

      Thanks Alison, I hope you enjoy it.