Italian-style sausage casserole

November is simply the worse.

I mean, it was bad enough before the end of daylight saving time.

But now, it’s dark at literally 4pm (on a good day), and it’s not quite time for Chrismas cheer just yet. Which is just depressing.

Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

So unless you’ve escaped to a warm, sunny part of the world (!!), comfort food is the only way forward.

From late October to about March, this Italian-style sausage casserole is an absolute staple in my house.

Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Warming, comforting, satisfying, suuuuuuuper easy to make and -all things considered- healthy, it has all the good adjectives going on!

Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Make a big batch – have it for dinner, save some for lunch (it’s even better the next day!) and put leftovers in the freezer for lazy days.

Italian-style sausage casserole

Yield: 2


  • 4 chipolata or vegetarian sausages (you can also use turkey sausages), chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 small stalk celery, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 4 tomatoes, diced (or 1/2 can chopped tomato)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1/2 can butter or cannellini beans
  • 2 big handfuls baby spinach or cavolo nero leaves
  • chilli powder, oregano and salt to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, heat up the oil. Add in the onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Season with salt and cook over medium for a few minutes.
  2. Add in the sausage pieces and keep cooking until the pieces are lightly roasted (about 5min).
  3. Throw in the chopped tomatoes and the stock cube. Top with 250ml of water and cook until the sausage meat if fully cooked.
  4. Season with chilli powder and oregano. Add the beans and spinach leaves and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve pipping hot in big bowls with a bit of crusty bread and some cosy TV program on the side!

Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Talk about a real kick-asserole!

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My favourite squash soup (VE, GF, DF)

Apple & black pudding sausage rolls

Spicy pork dumplings

Banana bread porridge (VE)

Polenta plum cobbler (V)

The above recipe was originally published in March 2015. It was retested, rephotographed, rewritten and republished in November 2017.



  1. 31-03-2015 / 6:53 PM

    I will definitely try the veggie option! It looks stunning!

    • 31-03-2015 / 8:26 PM

      Thought you might like it 😉

      • 31-03-2015 / 9:03 PM

        Well thought 😀

    • 31-03-2015 / 8:27 PM

      #sorrynotsorry? Let me know if you try it out, I’d love to hear what you think!

      Sandra x

  2. 09-11-2017 / 8:55 PM

    Yuuuuummmm! I mean I love November as it’s the birthday month! This has all my fave things in it so definitely going to give it a try next week! x