Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Italian sausage casserole - healthier winter comfort food!

by lizzi (follow)
Helping plant the seeds of positive birth. www.sproutbirthing.com.au
Healthy Recipes (294)      Winter Warmers (31)      July Comp (6)     
For those who read my healthier curried sausages recipe and are wondering what else I did with all those sausages, here's my Italian sausage casserole.

Again, the main tip for making this a healthier option is to use less sausages and more vegies. Here's how I did it.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 2 adults and 2 toddlers for dinner with 4 lunch serves left over.

Ingredients:

6 sausages

Garlic - 2 cloves / 2 teaspoons
1 onion
4 large mushrooms
3 small sprigs of rosemary - leaves removed
3 large potatoes
2 carrots
1 zucchini
1 cup of chopped pumpkin
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can of chickpeas
1 cup of peas



1
All the vegies chopped and ready to go.


Method:

1) Chop the sausages and all the vegies into bite sized pieces. The smaller you chop them the shorter the cooking time.



1
Sausages chopped into bite sized pieces. You could fry the sausages whole and then chop them if you prefer - I think that would be a little less icky!


2) In a large saucepan fry the sausage pieces until they start to brown.


3) Add the garlic, rosemary, onion and mushrooms and fry until onion and mushroom start to cook and soften.


4) Add the potatoes, pumpkin, zucchini and carrot. Stir well for a couple of minutes. Then add the can of tomatoes and half a can of water. Bring to a boil and leave to simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes.



1
Starting to look pretty good - lots of vegies to balance out the sausages!


6) Add the can of chickpeas and simmer for another 5 minutes. Then add the peas and simmer for another 5 minutes.


8) Serve.




1
A big bowl of winter comfort!



Tips:

As always, use whatever vegies you like and are available in your garden - next time I'll be using some sweet potato and yellow grape tomatoes as they are just coming through in my garden.

Olives are a wonderful addition to this, but unfortunately I didn't have any when I cooked up this batch.

You might also like to experiment with different types of sausages - chicken or turkey sausages tend to be a little bit healthier than regular ones.

I used about half a cup of homemade chicken stock in one version of this - just because I had some sitting around. It was really nice!

Half a cup of red wine would also be lovely in this.

Another great version of this would be to leave the potatoes out and serve the casserole with mash (made with a bit of greek yoghurt or stock for a healthier mash!) or with quinoa and rice.

I hope that you enjoy experimenting with this winter comfort dish!

Categories
#Healthy Recipes
#Winter Warmers
#July Comp
I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by lizzi
I'm constantly told that my winter addiction of slow cooker beef casseroles is unhealthy
18 likes
I have a secret addiction
8 likes
Think that your only option for pregnancy and birthing care is to book into your local hospital and ...
4 likes
If you have a family then chances are that their health is important to you
2 likes
Most hospitals run some type of antenatal classes
4 likes
Healthy doesn't typically come to mind when we think of spring rolls, but in comparison to the deep ...
4 likes
view all articles by lizzi
Articles by lizzi on Other Hubs
ID: 36565
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I love hard boiled eggs but become frustrated when I peel them and the whites come off with the shel...
7 likes
Roast the pumpkin and give new life to this family favourite! Roasting caramelises the pumpkin and ...
6 likes
This easy to make, healthy casserole is a family favourite with tender beef and vegetables
4 likes
When using this scrub in the shower, my skin feels smooth and hydrated
4 likes
There are many products on the market you can buy to boost your energy
4 likes
It can be hard to start a new fitness regime and many people are put off because they think getting ...
by Jay
3 likes
There are varying opinions on whether a daytime nap is good for you or not
10 likes
According to modern day science, zero calorie food means that the amount of energy spent in digestin...
by BK
26 likes
This natural haircare recipe is quick and easy to make, inexpensive, alcohol-free and gives my curls...
12 likes
Though dental enamel is one of the hardest substance in our bodies, it is also** fragile and can be ...
7 likes
Categories
Nutrition (266)
Vegan (122)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version