This Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is a slimming-friendly, hearty meal to pop in the slow cooker and have ready for dinner – perfect for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
This classic one pot winter warmer is packed full of flavour. It’s so easy you can just throw it in the slow cooker in the morning and have it ready for dinner when you get in. You don’t even have to serve it with anything. There’s potato, butter beans and vegetables in there too. Of course there’s nothing to stop you adding even more!
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How many Calories are in this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
There are 391 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. Obviously the amount of calories will vary depending on the brand and type of sausage you use.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock cubes
- Worcestershire Sauce
You could also enjoy this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?
There are 4 Points per portion of this dish! It’s really hearty and filling so that’s a really low Point value for such a substantial dish. This value may vary depending on the type of sausages you use, so just make sure you check.
How to make this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
This recipe is a throw it in and leave it recipe! Here’s a summary;
- Put all the ingredients, except the butter beans and stock pot, into the slow cooker (you could brown the sausages in a frying pan first if you wanted some extra colour), and stir
- Cook for 5-8 hours depending on your heat setting
- Stir in the butter beans and stock pot, cook for a little while longer to heat everything through
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?
Any of the following go really well with Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything. It’s so hearty it can of course be eaten on its own!
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?
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You don’t need anything fancy to make this meal, in fact, you’ve probably got everything you need sitting in your cupboards already!
Sausages do vary in nutritional values, so make sure to check the ones you choose.
You’ll need aslow cooker for this recipe. You can often pick them up in large supermarkets, or online from Amazon.
Can you cook Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole another way?
Yes! You can cook it in the Slow Cooker or in the Oven.
Slow Cooker: 5-8 hours or so – see further instructions in the recipe card below.
Oven: You could cook this in the oven in a casserole dish with a tight fitting lid, or in an oven tray with some foil tightly wrapped around the top. Cook for 2-3 hours at 170-180°C, checking every 30 minutes or so.
How do you know when this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is cooked?
You should cook this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole until the sausages are soft and the sauce has become rich and delicious.
This should take approx 5-8 hours in the slow cooker depending on the setting you use.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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