Comfort food is a big hit in our house during autumn and winter. As the nights get colder we want something that is substantial and warming. The kind of meals we go for, are ones that don’t require a lot of preparation in terms of the ingredients. Which can be cooked in one-pot or thrown into the slower cooker, which means that the amount of time I have to stand or chop is limited.
I’ve found that Pinterest is a great resource for finding recipes. I’ve set up several boards for meal ideas from slow cooker ideas to general dinner ideas. I found this Mary Berry Roasted Sausage & Potato Supper when looking for one pan/pot ideas.
Roasted Sausage and Potato Supper
Preparation time – about 20 minutes
Cooking time – 35-40 minutes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 Large onions, sliced into wedges
2 Red peppers, de-seeded and diced
2 Garlic cloves, chopped (I crush for ease)
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme (I use dried)
)500g Baby new potatoes, halved.
12 Sausages, pricked with a fork
200ml White wine
Salt and freshly ground pepper.
1). Preheat oven 220/C/200C Fan or Gas 7
2). Place all ingredients except the wine into a large resealable bag. Seal the bag and shake well to coat all the ingredients with the oil. If you don’t have a large enough bag place the ingredients into a large bowl mixing until everything is coated in the olive oil.
3). Empty the ingredients into a large roasting tin, make sure to spread everything in an even layer, ensuring the sausages aren’t covered by any vegetables. Season with the salt and pepper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.
4). Remove the roasting tin from the oven, turn the sausages and toss the vegetables. At this point add the wine and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes. At this point the sausages should be nicely browned and the potatoes tender.
Note – the recipe suggests that you serve the dish with some mustard. We decide to not use mustard as we don’t like it much. It also suggests swapping the wine for stock of making for young children.
You can find the recipe on the BBC Good Food website.
Over To You
What is your families all time favourite comfort food recipe? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.
Looking for other family=friendly recipes? Check out my post Apple Chips – Healthy Snacks For The Whole Family.
Authors note – this post was originally published on 7th October 2018. It has been completely updated and revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness.