Wow-the-crowd Bangers For Bonfire Night

If you’re planning a bonfire or fireworks display, here’s a display of delicious sausage recipe ideas to light up your table as well as the sky. Feel free to swap out the bangers we’ve suggested with your favourite variety and enjoy a wonderfully warming meal at your Guy Fawkes gathering.

Cumberland Sausage Traybake

A real crowd-pleaser, this traybake is ideal for when you’re feeding the family or a group of friends. You can use apples instead of pears if you like and pack in any extra vegetables you like.

You’ll need:

  • 1 pack Cumberland sausages
  • 1 kg baby potatoes
  • 450g carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 Conference pears, peeled, quartered and cored
  • ½ jar honey mustard sauce
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

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How to make it:

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6.
  2. Mix the pack of sausages, the potatoes and the carrots with 1 tbsp of the olive oil and then arrange in a large roasting pan.
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss well.
  4. Toss the red onion and pear quarters in the remaining oil and add to the pan. Spread the ingredients so there’s an even mix across the pan.
  5. Drizzle the sauce over and return to the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through, bubbling and golden.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with fresh thyme sprigs (optional).

Mediterranean Casserole

This one is great for warming everyone up during your Bonfire Night celebrations – either before you head out for the fireworks or as a satisfying supper afterwards.

You’ll need:

  • 10 sausages, thick, good quality
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 250g sweet potatoes
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1½ tbsp plain flour

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Prepare the vegetables. Finely chop the onion, slice the peppers (approx. 20mm slices), crush the garlic, peel and dice the sweet potato and halve the cherry tomatoes.
  3. Next, prepare the herbs. Strip and chop the rosemary and thyme.
  4. Fry the sausages in a little oil, in a pan, until well browned.
  5. Meanwhile, in a casserole dish, sauté the onions, fennel and garlic in oil for 5 minutes without allowing to brown.
  6. Add the chopped rosemary, thyme and peppers to the casserole dish.
  7. Add the tinned tomatoes along with approx. half a tin of cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer.
  8. Cover tightly and place in the oven for 1 hour at 160 degrees.
  9. When the time is up, remove from oven and add the cherry tomatoes and sweet potato. Cover and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  10. Remove the casserole from oven and stir in oregano and torn basil.
  11. Season to taste and tuck in.

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