Toad In The Hole

  • 5MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 3
  • 355KCAL

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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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories355
  • Carbs37g
  • Protein30g
  • Fat8.6g
  • Saturates2.3g
  • Sugars8.8g

Toad In The Hole - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesFor 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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Fabulous! Definitely another one to do again!
Make sure you arrange your oven shelves first, leaving lots of space as you should get a decent rise.
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My second attempt at the Toad in the Hole and my hint will be to use an electric whisk rather than a hand whisk. Second attempt was so much nicer.
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Wouldn't change a thing 😊
I doubled the recipe for the batter as I used a pack of 8 sausages 😋

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How many calories are in this Toad in the Hole recipe?

There are 355 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Toad in the Hole. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

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.

How to make Toad in the Hole

Step 1

Pre heat oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Cook the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes until they are not quite cooked and only slightly browned.

Step 3

While the sausages are cooking make the batter.

Step 4

In a bowl whisk the eggs, flour, milk and salt until there are no lumps, set aside in the fridge.

Step 5

Remove the sausages from the oven, then turn it up to 210°C.

Step 6

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).

Step 7

Place the sausages in the pre heated tray, give the batter a quick stir and pour it into they tray with the sausages.

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Step 8

Cook at 210°C.

Step 9

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).

Step 10

When the Yorkshire Pudding is risen, nicely browned and crisp remove from the oven and serve.

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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:

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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!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 355
  • Carbs 37G

Ingredients

  • 6 low fat pork sausages
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 75 ml skimmed milk
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 pinch sea salt

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C
  2. Cook the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes until they are not quite cooked and only slightly browned
  3. While the sausages are cooking make the batter
  4. In a bowl whisk the eggs, flour, milk and salt until there are no lumps, set aside in the fridge
  5. Remove the sausages from the oven, then turn it up to 210°C
  6. 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)
  7. Place the sausages in the pre heated tray, give the batter a quick stir and pour it into they tray with the sausages
  8. Cook at 210°C
  9. 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)
  10. When the Yorkshire Pudding is risen, nicely browned and crisp remove from the oven and serve

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Andrea CampbellSunday 30th June 2019

Definitely giving this a trt

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    Hi Andrea,

    Hope you enjoy it!

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SusanSunday 30th June 2019

I love the book and the news feeds, it’s the best thing that could of happened you’ve inspired so many people who where ether board or just lost their mojo trying to lose weight. Thank you so much.

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    Ahhh thank you so much, Susan ????

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Julie MaySaturday 2nd February 2019

Try ed this tonight was lovely, definitely do again yum

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Ian KennedySunday 25th November 2018

M & S skinny sausages are also an option 3% and super tasty not to pricey.

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DavinaTuesday 9th October 2018

I just made this tonight it was very tasty but I just didn’t feel it was crispy enough and still a bit soggy inside, any advice??

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Sarah WilliamsSunday 7th October 2018

Hi want to make this today, my BF is gluten free. Will this work just as well if i substitute plain flour for gluten free flour? TIA

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KayleighSaturday 6th October 2018

This was excellent! Just made it and can’t wait to try it again. Going to do Yorkshire puds with this mix next since it rose so well

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SophieSunday 16th September 2018

Finally about to make and try this recipe as we speak as a late Sunday lunch 🙂

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Carol bullockWednesday 29th August 2018

Fab recipes

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estherr sinclairSunday 26th August 2018

i absolutely love this site there are so my recipies to choice but most of all not one nasty commment and brilluant support from members

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EmilySunday 11th February 2018

Could you make mini ones and then freeze for mini toad in the hole or is this recipe not freezable? Love the recipe! Thankyou xx

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victoriaThursday 7th December 2017

have made this loads of times now, great recipe thank you!

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EileenSaturday 4th November 2017

Think I boo bood with this. Not sure my dish was large enough and also the batter was very eggy, think my eggs were too large. So didn’t quite hit the mark. Going to give it a go with smaller eggs though

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Sheila SearsWednesday 25th October 2017

Cooked this yesterday and was great just like the real thing.

Thank you Kate great recipes and website.

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KathrynSunday 1st October 2017

10/10 from the hubby!!

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Anne Stuart HunterThursday 21st September 2017

I’m using SOSMIX vegetarian Sausage meat that you have to mix with water. I do not like any other veggie sausage but I don’t know the calories of it . Does anyone else know .?

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JessicaMonday 28th August 2017

This is in the oven now! Excited to see how it comes out! ????

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Jessica,

    Hope you enjoyed them!

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TraceySunday 6th August 2017

Maybe a stupid question but can almond milk or any of the alternative milks be substituted in sauces and batters?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Tracey,

    I’ve not tried substituting but I believe they work the same – you would have to give it a go and see how they turn out!

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GillSunday 23rd July 2017

Will try this in the week. It’s one of hubbys recipes. Thanks

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KarenSaturday 15th July 2017

Hi Kay
I made the pon toad in the hole today. It was lovely and crispy but lacking in taste as I used the Heck chicken sausages. Next time I will add mustard powder. What herbs do you think would work in the batter mix please? TIA

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Karen,

    If you use tasty sausages then you’ll find you don’t need any extra herbs ????

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ZoeThursday 15th June 2017

What size tin please?

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KayMonday 12th June 2017

Hi Pam,
We’re just running them through the calculator and they come in at 1.5 per sausage – you can see here – http://pinchofnom.d.pr/u87bvU/54sBpqTM

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geraldine rodgersSunday 11th June 2017

I live in n Ireland don’t have access to major supermarkets I would love if you put up a menu for a week then I could shop n only buy whats on the list and amounts for each meal n snacks thank you gv xx

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KateThursday 20th April 2017

Hi Nancy
It’s become one of our favourites too

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ClaireTuesday 21st March 2017

Made this tonight and had clean plates all round, this has become a new favourite in our house x

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    KateThursday 23rd March 2017

    Hi Claire
    Glad you like it

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MichelleSunday 19th March 2017

Going to try this on the family one night this week

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    KateThursday 23rd March 2017

    Hi Michelle
    I don’t think they’ll be disappointed! It’s one of our favourites

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dianeSunday 19th March 2017

looks like a nice mid week meal but was looking for the method for the gravy which looks tasty mmmmh

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KimSunday 19th March 2017

Going to try tomorrow carnt wait

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    KateThursday 23rd March 2017

    Hi Kim
    Hope you like it!

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GeorgiaThursday 9th March 2017

Hi there,
When it says Low Fat Sausages, what brand is everyone using? I don’t normally have sausages.

Thanks 🙂

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LynMonday 6th March 2017

Will try this

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    KateMonday 6th March 2017

    Hi Lyn
    It’s one of our favourites

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