Currywurst

  • 5MINS
  • 45MINS
  • 373KCAL

You can enjoy our slimming friendly version of Currywurst at home even when watching your calories or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories373
  • Carbs27g
  • Protein14g
  • Fat15g
  • Saturates5g
  • Sugars8g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This Currywurst recipe is a slimming friendly twist on a traditional German street food and is perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We first came across this dish in Berlin a few years ago and it was one of the tastiest things we tried! As soon as we got home, we knew that we had to create a slimming friendly version that we could enjoy all year round.

If you haven’t heard of Currywurst then the basis of the dish is a sausage covered in curry ketchup and served with a side of chips. What’s not to love?

We’ve used Quorn Bratwurst Sausages in this recipe as they were the closest, slimming friendly thing that we could find to a traditional Frankfurter or Bratwurst. You can use whichever brand of sausages you prefer – just remember to adjust the nutritional values accordingly!

What diets is this Currywurst suitable for?

This Currywurst recipe is suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free and vegan as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free/vegan versions;

  • Quorn Bratwurst Sausages

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Currywurst recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Currywurst recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Currywurst recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Currywurst recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Currywurst?

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You don’t need much equipment to make this Currywurst recipe!

To get the smooth Currrywurst ketchup you will need to blend up the vegetables once they are cooked. You could do this in a soup maker, food processor or blender, but we find a hand blender the quickest and least messy way to do this!

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How many calories are in this Currywurst?

There are 373 calories per portion in this Currywurst, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Currywurst 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.

Step 1

Add chopped onion, minced garlic, dry stock cubes, curry powder, balsamic vinegar, onion granules, garlic granules and garam masala to a large sauce pan with some low calorie cooking spray and soften over a medium heat.

Step 2

Add chopped carrots, tinned tomatoes and water to the pan and bring to the boil.

Step 3

Turn down the heat so the mix is simmering and put the lid on the plan. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.

Step 4

When the sauce is cooked, add the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and sweetener into the pan. Then take a stick blender and whizz up the ingredients. You are aiming for a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you would like the sauce thicker, reduce over a low heat. If you want it thinner, add a little water until it is how you like it.

Step 5

Spritz a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the sausages. Once they are done, plate them up and pour over the sauce. You can also sprinkle over a little extra curry powder before serving!

What could I serve with this Currywurst?

Currywurst is traditionally served with chips and would work really well with any of the following:

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How do you know when Currywurst is cooked?

You should cook the sauce for your Currywurst for around 40 minutes and then blend until smooth.

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 Currywurst in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Currywurst in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Currywurst?

Yes you can! We would suggest freezing the sauce and cooking the sausages when you want to enjoy some Currywurst. This recipe makes plenty of sauce so you can freeze any extra to enjoy later!

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 Currywurst?

From chilled: Place your Currywurst sauce in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid. Heat for around 4-7 minutes or until piping hot and then complete Step 5 of the recipe.

From frozen: Allow to defrost and then as above.

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Currywurst

You can enjoy our slimming friendly version of Currywurst at home even when watching your calories or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 373
  • Carbs 27G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 Quorn Bratwurst feel free to substitute!
  • 200 g carrots
  • 150 g onion
  • 2 cans tinned tomatoes
  • 2 stock cubes chicken or vegetable
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp onion granules
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or Hendersons Relish to keep it vegetarian
  • 2 tsp sweetener
  • 400 ml water
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, dry stock cubes, curry powder, balsamic vinegar, onion granules, garlic granules and garam masala to a large sauce pan with some low calorie cooking spray and soften over a medium heat.
  2. Add chopped carrots, tinned tomatoes and water to the pan and bring to the boil. 
  3. Turn down the heat so the mix is simmering and put the lid on the plan. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.
  4. When the sauce is cooked, add the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and sweetener into the pan. Then take a stick blender and whizz up the ingredients. You are aiming for a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you would like the sauce thicker, reduce over a low heat. If you want it thinner, add a little water until it is how you like it.
  5. Spritz a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the sausages. Once they are done, plate them up and pour over the sauce. You can also sprinkle over a little extra curry powder before serving!

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Kelly HastingsSunday 2nd August 2020

Hi is the serving option at the side for the number of people?
Trying to figure out the measurements for 2 people for each recipe.

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    SharonMonday 3rd August 2020

    Hi Kelly, yes, on the recipe card you will see ‘servings’. If you click on the down arrow next to it , you can reduce the servings to 2. This will calculate the quantities of ingredients you need. Hope this helps.

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JenniferSaturday 15th February 2020

I can’t find quorn bratwurst anywhere, is there any other close options, I’m not vegetarian just don’t like the texture of a normal. Sausage

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    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 13th May 2020

    Hi Jennifer, you could try Quorn Sausages which are a meat free version of a traditional British sausage. They come in a pack of 12 and are frozen.They can be cooked straight from frozen. Hope this helps.

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Susan LairdThursday 23rd January 2020

200g tins of tomatoes or 400g tins of tomatoes?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickMonday 11th May 2020

    Hi Susan, thanks for your question. This recipe uses 2 x 400g tins of tomatoes. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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CharlotteMonday 7th January 2019

Can’t wait to make this! When do I add the 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce and 2 tsp Sweetener though?

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