Food with JP Passion – Sizzling supper sausages

By John Paul Kennedy

Who doesn’t love bangers and mash for supper now and then? Well, this sun-dried tomato sausage recipe is an upgrade on your standard sausage and a little different but so incredibly easy to make and utterly delicious to eat.

I always serve these with creamy champ mash and chicken gravy. My brother Gavin who lives with me gets very excited when he asks ‘what’s for dinner?’ and my response is sun-dried tomato sausages.

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This recipe can be whipped up in a mere moment and on the table within 30 minutes from start to finish. Why not get your kids to help you make these? I promise all the family will enjoy this delicious take on bangers and mash and it will quickly become one of your go to mid-week suppers.


450g sausage meat -use your favourite good quality sausage for this

1 tablespoon of sun-dried tomato pesto

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

1 handful of grated mozzarella cheese

Ground black pepper for seasoning

Little plain flour for dusting

1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil for frying

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1. In a large mixing bowl combine the sausage meat, mozzarella, oregano, sun-dried tomato pesto and ground black pepper and mix until well combined

2. Divide the mixture into 6-8 pieces (depending on whether you are feeding 3 or 4 people - 2 sausages per person) and roll into individual sausage shapes

3. Dust with the plain flour and place on a plate until you are ready to cook them

4. Place a large frying pan on a medium heat and pop in the oil

5. Cook each sausage on every side for approx two minutes until nice and golden brown

6. Serve with champ mash and gravy in a large bowl and you are in sausage heaven

Tip: You can of course prepare the sausages the night before and leave in the fridge overnight to make the next day.

When served with champ mash it may not look like the largest serving but these sausages are deceptively filling so don’t make the mistake of thinking you need to serve them with any additional accompaniments, believe me two of these with a generous serving of mash is more than sufficient.

You can of course experiment with different fillings like, sage, feta, apple etc. whatever takes your fancy?

This is a simple sausage recipe for traditional bangers and mash with the volume turned up! I guarantee everyone will love these!

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