Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

  • 10MINS
  • 5HR
  • Serves 6
  • 468KCAL

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

  • Calories468
  • Carbs60g
  • Protein22g
  • Fat12g
  • Saturates3.4g
  • Sugars23g

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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 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.

How many calories are in this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole?

There are 468 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 468
  • Carbs 60G
  • 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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Amy FrostWednesday 12th May 2021

Is the temperature of 170-180 degrees for a fan oven?

    HollyFriday 14th May 2021

    Hey Amy, Here at Pinch of Nom we use electric fan oven temperatures in our recipes. Check HERE for our oven conversion chart!

Carole FrenchWednesday 12th May 2021

Hi just wondered if I can use a red wine stock pot in the casserole as that’s all I have. ?
Thanks
Carole

    HollyFriday 14th May 2021

    Hey Carole, yes a red wine stock pot would be great to use in this sausage casserole!

Bev CavanaghTuesday 4th May 2021

Hi, I have a pressure king pro…what is the conversion for this please as these cook everything much faster….thank you

    HollyThursday 20th May 2021

    Hey Bev, we have a conversion article including timing chart for the Instant Pot HERE which you might find helpful when converting this recipe for your Pressure King Pro. Hope that helps!

RebeccaMonday 22nd March 2021

Can I use a beef stock cube instead of a beef stock pot?
Many thanks!

    HollyMonday 22nd March 2021

    Hi Rebecca, yes you can swap for a stock cube but the flavours may not be quite as rich as stock pots have a more concentrated flavour, hope that helps!

CallyWednesday 10th March 2021

This sounds like a really silly question. I really want to slow cook this casserole as I’m making it tomorrow but the place I am staying it doesn’t have a slow cooker and I really would prefer to slow cook it. The oven that I have has a slow cooking feature. Would it work if I slow cooked it in the oven just as well as the slow cooker?

Sorry for the stupid question!

    SharonFriday 12th March 2021

    Hi Cally, we haven’t tried cooking this in an oven with a slow cook feature ourselves, but it should work fine. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

SamFriday 5th March 2021

Hi can you substitute the butter beans for anything? Thanks

    SharonFriday 5th March 2021

    Hi sam, you could use baked beans, red kidney beans or cannellini beans instead of butter beans if you prefer. Hope this helps.

ChrisThursday 4th February 2021

Even though the recipe doesn’t say so ….. is it better to cook the sausages first and then add them?

    HollyFriday 5th February 2021

    Hi Chris, you can lightly brown the sausages in a frying pan before adding them to the slow cooker if you want but it’s not essential. Hope that helps!

ChristinaWednesday 3rd February 2021

Sorry, Which stock pot (chicken or beef) do you put in with the beans near the end please?

    HollyWednesday 3rd February 2021

    Hi Christina, this recipe uses 1 chicken stock cube made up with 250ml water this is added in step 1. Then in step 4 you add the beef stock pot with the beans. Hope this helps!

TessaWednesday 3rd February 2021

Hi – can you make this with veggie sausages? Thanks

    HollyWednesday 3rd February 2021

    Hi Tessa, yes this should work great with vegetarian sausages!

Suzanne EmeryThursday 28th January 2021

Hello, I have this in the slow cooker as we speak but I am worried I don’t have enough liquid in there? Sorry for silly question. Have I maybe done something wrong?
Thank you

    LisaThursday 28th January 2021

    Hi Suzanne
    The vegetables will release some moisture as they cook, and you don’t get much evaporation during slow cooking. If you have followed the recipe, it should be fine.

KirstyThursday 28th January 2021

Can you use low fat pork sausages instead?

    HollyThursday 28th January 2021

    Hi Kirsty, yes you can use low fat pork sausages and adjust the nutritional information accordingly, hope that helps!

LaurenTuesday 26th January 2021

How many servings does this make?

    HollyTuesday 26th January 2021

    Hi Lauren, This recipe serves 6 but if you scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page on the website there is a little arrow by servings and you can alter up or down to serve more or less people. Hope that helps!

Hayley WightTuesday 12th January 2021

Hi! I’ve just moved house and my slow cooker is still in storage; is there a way to make this recipe at home not in the slow cooker?

Paul FosterSunday 3rd January 2021

Now, this might seem like a silly question, but here goes!

In the recipe above it says to make 250ml chicken made up with 1 stock cube. Does that mean to use a Knorr stock cube (other brands available) that normally would make 500ml but only add half the water, or cut the stock cube in half?

If this was a Facebook group type question I am sure there would be lots of people saying – DUH!!!, but I quite often see this type of ingredient instruction – not just on your wonderful site but others too.

I think it would be the former suggestion I made as slow cooking tends to increase the liquids naturally anyway!

    HollyMonday 4th January 2021

    Hi Paul, not a silly question at all! This recipe uses 1 chicken stock cube made up with 250ml boiling water. Hope that helps!

RebeccaSaturday 2nd January 2021

Hi, can I just check how many of your daily fruit and veg portions would be included in this? Thank you!

Jayne KingSunday 8th November 2020

I don’t like chopped tomatoes and they are in this recipie can I substitute them with something else please looking forward to your reply Jayne X

    HollyMonday 16th November 2020

    Hi Jayne, you could substitute the 2 cans of chopped tomatoes for a combination of passata or tomato soup with a can of baked beans and adjust the calories accordingly. Hope that helps!

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