Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

  • 10MINS
  • 5HR
  • 428KCAL

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!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories428
  • Carbs59g
  • Protein28g
  • Fat7.7g
  • Saturates1.9g
  • Sugars19g

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This slimming friendly Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is a one pot wonder and is perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Our Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is so easy to make! Just throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker in the morning and dinner will be ready and waiting for you when you get home.

This hearty casserole is packed full of flavour and is a great way to warm up when the weather starts getting colder. It’s packed full with loads of yummy vegetables, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t serve it alongside even more!

What diets is this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole suitable for?

This Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Sausages
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Beef stock pot

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 Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole recipe?

  • You need to count 5  Points per portion of this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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 that you choose.

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You’ll need a slow cooker for this recipe. You can often pick them up in large supermarkets, or online from Amazon if you don’t have one already.

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How many calories are in this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?

There are 428 calories per portion in this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category.

This Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole 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

Put all the ingredients except the sausages, butter beans and stock pot into the slow cooker. Stir well.

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Step 2

Add the sausages and give another quick stir.

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Step 3

Cook on High for 5 hours, or Low to Medium for 6-8 hours.

Step 4

Check to make sure all the veg is cooked through. Stir in the butter beans and stock pot. Check the seasoning and add some salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed.

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Step 5

Allow to cook for another 20-30 minutes to heat up the butter beans, then serve.

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What could I serve with this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?

This Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is so hearty that it’s a meal in itself, but any of the following would also go really well:

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How do you know when this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is cooked?

You should cook this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole for around 5-8 hours in the slow cooker (depending on the setting you use) or until the sausages are soft.

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.

Can I cook this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole any other way?

You can also cook this recipe 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 long can you keep this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole 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 Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this 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 this 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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Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

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!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 HR
  • KCals 428
  • Carbs 59G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

  • 600 grams chicken sausages
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2 peppers any colour - diced
  • 5 medium carrots peeled and sliced into thick chunks
  • 600 grams small potatoes peeled and cut into big chunks
  • 2 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 250 ml chicken stock made up with 1 stock cube
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 400g tin butter beans drained
  • 1 beef stock pot
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf

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Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients except the sausages, butter beans and stock pot into the slow cooker. Stir well.
  2. Add the sausages and give another quick stir.
  3. Cook on High for 5 hours, or Low to Medium for 6-8 hours.
  4. Check to make sure all the veg is cooked through. Stir in the butter beans and stock pot. Check the seasoning and add some salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed.
  5. Allow to cook for another 20-30 minutes to heat up the butter beans, then serve

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LisaSunday 25th October 2020

Tried today for the first time. After a long cold day (spending most of the morning out in the rain watching sons footie match), we come home to a mouth watering smell, and the dish did not disappoint. Definatley a winner for us 😄

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    HollyMonday 26th October 2020

    Hey Lisa, so glad you enjoyed the Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole! Sounds like just what you needed after a cold rainy morning!

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MichèleTuesday 13th October 2020

Definitely one of our favourites.
Drop past the shop after my night shift to get the ingredients.
Come home, have a shower, put it all in de slow cooker and go to bed….
And when I wake up a perfect plate of delicious food to get me through the next night shift….XX

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    HollyTuesday 13th October 2020

    Hey, thats a great idea so it’s cooked without even needing to think about it! Thanks for your message

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JulieSaturday 29th August 2020

Can I use vegan sausages? Which brand works well? X

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    LisaSaturday 29th August 2020

    Hi Julie,
    We have tried this recipe with vegan Quorn sausages, and that worked really well, but I’m not sure how readily available they are now. You would be best to use a vegan sausage that is firm in texture so it will hold up to the long cooking time. Hope this helps.

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JoanneWednesday 26th August 2020

Can you use frozen sausages or do they need to be de frosted

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    HollyWednesday 26th August 2020

    Hi Joanne, you can use frozen sausages but we suggest defrosting them before using them in this recipe. Hope that helps!

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Adam CTuesday 30th June 2020

Would this work in a larger slow cooker? or would i need to up the scale to match? we currently have a 6.5L cookworks slowcooker.

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    HollyTuesday 30th June 2020

    Hey Adam. it will be fine to leave the recipe as it is and make it in your larger slow cooker. Hope that helps!

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HeidiMonday 29th June 2020

Could I use mushrooms instead of the butter beans?

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    HollyTuesday 30th June 2020

    Hey Heidi, we haven’t tried it but you could substitute the butter beans for mushrooms or courgette could work too.Hope that helps!

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Patricia goreSaturday 6th June 2020

Just had this for dinner delicious ? even tho we had a power cut for an hour !!! Will definitely be making again zz

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    LisaSaturday 6th June 2020

    So glad you enjoyed it, Patricia! Thank you for letting us know!

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SophiaWednesday 29th April 2020

Hi what are the best kind of sausages to use for this recipe? Would heck be suitable? Thanks

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    LisaWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Sophia. You can use whichever sausages you prefer for this recipe. Hope this helps

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EmmaWednesday 4th March 2020

Can I use vegetarian sausages or will they disintegrate?

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    LisaWednesday 6th May 2020

    That would probably depend on the type of veggie sausage you use. Go for a firmer type, like Quorn and they should be fine!

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Heather RankinTuesday 25th February 2020

Have both cook books but want to make this sausage caserole, an see the picture of ingredients plus how to cook, but no list of ingredients and measurments

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 8th May 2020

    Hi Heather, if you keep scrolling towards the bottom of the page, you will find the recipe ingredients list and method. Thanks for getting in touch and hope you enjoy making this dish!

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ALGMonday 24th February 2020

beef stock pot is different to beef stock cube.

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 8th May 2020

    Hi ALG, yes, a beef stock pot is different to a beef stock cube. This recipe needs 1 chicken stock cube and 1 beef stock pot. Stock pots come in gel form and are gluten free. They can be dissolved in boiling water or just added directly and would melt into the dish.

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Sarah TouheyMonday 24th February 2020

What’s the recommend cooking time if you don’t have a slow cooker?

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    LisaFriday 22nd May 2020

    Hi Sarah, there is an oven method provided on the web page. We recommend 2-3 hours cooking at 170ºC. Make sure you have it tightly covered and check it every 30 minutes or so. Hope this helps!

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IsabelleSunday 23rd February 2020

Is this recipe in one of your cooking books?

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    LisaWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Isabelle. Thanks for getting in touch. This is a website only recipe.

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Beth MallisonFriday 24th January 2020

This is the best sausage casserole I have ever tried. It tastes amazing.

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    Sharon FitzpatrickThursday 7th May 2020

    Hi Beth, we’re so pleased you think this recipe is the best! Thank so much for letting us know.

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UnaSunday 5th January 2020

Can you use frozen vegetarian sausages

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    Holly LevellFriday 15th May 2020

    Hi Una, the Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole would work great with vegetarian sauasages!

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LaceyMonday 13th May 2019

Hi, I don’t like butter beans or any beans. What could I use as a substitute

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    CateFriday 31st May 2019

    Just leave the beans out and add some extra veg 🙂

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Christine PlumeSunday 28th April 2019

Should you brown the sausages before putting him the slow cooker? Won’t they look anaemic otherwise ?

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    Emma TThursday 20th June 2019

    Hi Christine,

    If you’d prefer to brown them then you can ????

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RebeccaMonday 26th November 2018

it says one beef stock pot, does this mean one stock cube or one stock cube dissolved in water? if so, how much?

Thank you!

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CatherineThursday 18th October 2018

Do I need to brown the sausages beforehand or hand them raw?

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TheresaWednesday 3rd October 2018

Made this today using Heck sausages, browned them before adding with the butter beans, absolutely delicious, Thankyou for another fab recipe ????

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Dave AdamsWednesday 12th September 2018

You recipe adds the butter beans twice!

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GayleWednesday 24th January 2018

Hi could i use passata instead of tins of chopped tomato’s?

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JasmineThursday 21st September 2017

IF i wanted to do this on a hob/oven how long would you say it would take? 🙂 wanting to make this tonight!

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RachelSunday 3rd September 2017

Oil demand you use baked beans instead of butter beans ?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Rachel,

    You can use any beans you like – it may have slightly more sauce if using baked beans ????

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Stephen barnettMonday 28th August 2017

If you used the one pot how leg would it take?

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SueSaturday 22nd July 2017

Can you use frozen sausage

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Sam GallagherMonday 26th June 2017

Hi,

What is the cooking method for an instant pot? I bought one on the back of your recommendation and I’ve only cooked with it once ????

Many thanks,
Sam

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Fiona FiskTuesday 31st January 2017

This was lovely. With the leftovers I added Spinach and extra Butter beans. Making this for taster night this week at SW!

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JacquiThursday 26th January 2017

Just put this into my slow cooker I added some mushrooms to looking forward to it later

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EvaTuesday 17th January 2017

We had this for dinner this evening and it was lovely, even our 2 little ones loved it. Thank you

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