Bangers & Smashed Mash

So, whilst not meaning to offend hardcore traditional sausage and mash fans, here is my take (and tweak on Mary Berry’s dish – see our ‘tried’ board on Pinterest for the original recipe) on a midweek family favourite!! This is a winner for sure in our household and a fab way to get my children to try some different types of veg! It takes a few minutes to prep and really is a ‘chuck’ it all in dinner, with stacks of flavour. Perfect for these miserable Winter nights, when time is of the essence and the taste buds need a treat!

Recipe for a family of 4/5. Minimum fuss, maximum taste.

Ingredients:

8 – 10 Sausages of choice

4 – 6 Medium Potatoes (I tend to use Maris Piper)

1 Medium Courgette

1 Medium Onion (White or Red)

1 Red Pepper

1 Bulb of Garlic

Handful of frozen Peas

Drizzle of Honey

25g Butter (salted/unsalted – your choice)

A generous sprinkle of Mixed Herbs

Splash of milk – for the Mash

2 tbls of Olive Oil

Method:

Preheat the Oven to 180.c

Start off by quartering the Potatoes (I like to keep the skin on to get the nutritional benefits, but of course, this comes down to preference), cover with water and put them on to a slow boil. Next, thinly slice the Courgette, Onion and Red Pepper. Halve the Garlic.

Chuck them into a baking dish, along with the Sausages and drizzle with the Olive Oil. Sprinkle on the Mixed Herbs and give all of the ingredients a good toss, topping off with the Honey. Season as preferred.

Place the dish into a preheated Oven (180.C) and cook for 40-45 minutes, turning the Sausages occasionally.

After 40 minutes, add the frozen peas to the boiling potatoes. After 5 minutes, drain well. Add the butter (if desired) & Milk to the potatoes and peas, season and then give everything a bit of a bash.

Take the Sausages out of the oven and plate up. Drizzle the flavoursome honey, herby mixture over the mash. Enjoy!

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