Toad In The Hole
Autumn is officially here, so we decided to bring you one of our favourite comfort foods – our calorie counting and Weight Watchers style Toad In The Hole recipe!
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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 to know in the blurb!
We really hate the dark nights drawing in, when it feels like summer came and went in no time at all. Like so many others during the colder months, we tend to steer towards hearty, comforting meals that are quick and easy.
This must be a familiar story, as so many members of our Facebook group love this recipe like we do! In fact, this was a Sunday treat growing up and even now it still feels naughty, despite being much lower in calories and points than a traditional, full-fat version.
Toad In The Hole is also affordable and easy enough to feed the whole family all in one go: who doesn’t love the cracking combo of Yorkshire puddings and juicy sausages?!
It’s a delicious twist on a classic Yorkshire Pudding recipe, adding some protein from the sausages and turning it into a proper comfort food dinner. You could put your own twist on this too, by adding onions, some spicy sausages or even some red onion marmalade.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Toad in the Hole recipe?
Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.
The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Toad in the Hole Recipe?
Nope! Everything in this recipe is easily found in the local supermarket. Use whichever low fat sausage you prefer, but do remember the points and calorie count may differ, so adjust accordingly.
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‘A childhood favourite of mines without the excess calories. This is a dish with a lighter pastry but just as filling. The gravy just finishes the recipe off nicely.’
How to make Toad in the Hole
Pre heat oven to 200°C.
Cook the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes until they are not quite cooked and only slightly browned.
While the sausages are cooking make the batter.
In a bowl whisk the eggs, flour, milk and salt until there are no lumps, set aside in the fridge.
Remove the sausages from the oven, then turn it up to 210°C.
Spray the oven tray with a decent amount of low calorie cooking spray, then put it in the oven until it starts to foam (probably about 5 minutes).
Place the sausages in the pre heated tray, give the batter a quick stir and pour it into they tray with the sausages.
Cook at 210°C.
Do not open the oven door, but after about 10 minutes turn the oven down to just under 200°C and allow to cook for another 5 – 10 minutes (you should be able to take a look after about 15 minutes).
When the Yorkshire Pudding is risen, nicely browned and crisp remove from the oven and serve.
What should you should serve with Toad in the Hole?
It’s a really substantial dish with some fresh veggies on the side, but if you’d like some inspiration for sides, try these:
How do you know when the Toad in the Hole is cooked?
You should cook the Toad in the Hole until the Yorkshire pudding is risen, crispy and golden brown. This will take around 20-25 minutes in the oven.
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 Toad in the Hole 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 Toad in the Hole in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze this Toad in the Hole?
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 Toad in the Hole?
From chilled: Place in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes until the sausages are piping hot throughout.
From frozen: Allow to defrost thoroughly overnight, and heat from chilled as above.
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Toad In The Hole
Autumn is officially here, so we decided to bring you one of our favourite comfort foods – calorie counting and Weight Watchers style Toad In The Hole!
- KCals 355
- Carbs 37G
- Pre-heat oven to 200°C
- Cook the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes until they are not quite cooked and only slightly browned
- While the sausages are cooking make the batter
- In a bowl whisk the eggs, flour, milk and salt until there are no lumps, set aside in the fridge
- Remove the sausages from the oven, then turn it up to 210°C
- Spray the oven tray with a decent amount of low calorie cooking spray, then put it in the oven until it starts to foam (probably about 5 minutes)
- Place the sausages in the pre heated tray, give the batter a quick stir and pour it into they tray with the sausages
- Cook at 210°C
- Do not open the oven door, but after about 10 minutes turn the oven down to just under 200°C and allow to cook for another 5 - 10 minutes (you should be able to take a look after about 15 minutes)
- When the Yorkshire Pudding is risen, nicely browned and crisp remove from the oven and serve
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