Although our household isn’t vegetarian, we often eat veggie meals. Usually that means a meal without meat, but sometimes I will use Quorn as a meat substitute. As we are now on a bit of a healthy eating kick I’m trying to include a little less meat in our meals to save on calories, and Quorn is a great low calorie substitute, as well as being full of protein.
I recently made this delicious looking – and sounding – Spanish sausage casserole. Most of the ingredients for this I already had in my cupboard or fridge; the only things I had to buy were the sausages, apple juice and beans (we keep baked beans but not really any other beans unless I’m making a special recipe!).
The recipe was simple to follow. My only niggle – a slight one at that – was that it is a little time consuming due to the chopping, tin opening, and getting all of the ingredients together as there are quite a few. I got them all ready before I started though so once I did that, the cooking was fairly quick. A bonus is that it’s a one pot recipe so it saves on the washing up! (Unless you’re lucky and have a dishwasher, in which case it doesn’t matter anyway!).
Overall I really enjoyed this casserole. It has all of the usual veg in it that I would eat, and the sausages do taste lovely. You can tell they aren’t meat, but they are a great alternative. I like my spicy food really spicy but this had a lovely little kick to it, just spicy enough that J ate it. Because of the smoked paprika it obviously has a smoky taste to it too. I think I will be making this recipe again in the future, it would be great on a cold day to warm us up a little.
|Spanish sausage casserole|
My rating – 4/5
I was sent vouchers to purchase items for the purpose of this review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.