Easy Kids' Sausage Casserole
I don’t know about other parents, but most of my dilemma lies in what to cook for my kids' dinner. I often look in my freezer and pantry to see what is available and often come up empty. This quick and easy kids meal happens to be one of hubby’s favourites even though it is aimed mostly at my fussy kids.
The best thing about this easy sausage casserole dinner is that the ingredients are often what I already have in my freezer/fridge and pantry.
1 ½ cups of frozen mixed veges
1 tin crushed tomatoes (you could use flavoured tin tomatoes if you wish)
½ cup water
1 beef stock cube (or vege stock cube if you prefer)
1-2tsp cooking oil
Slice up the sausages. I normally use precooked sausages in this recipe but any sausage will do. If you do not use precooked, make sure you cook the sausages first before you slice them up. This meal is a great way of using leftover sausages from a BBQ!.
Heat the oil in a hot pan. Put in the sliced up sausages and just stir fry it for a little bit until the sausages get a little browning on them. Reduce heat and pour in the tin tomatoes then add the water (hint: you could just put water into the empty tin to rinse out the rest of the remnants of tomatoes so no waste and pour this in!).
Let simmer for a few minutes then crumble up the beef stock cube over the sausage and tomatoes and mix together well to ensure the stock dissolves.
Finally add in the frozen mixed veges and stir. Let simmer for around 5-10 minutes until everything is nice and hot.
Serve over rice or mash potatoes.
*You could also throw everything into a casserole dish and bake rather than over the stove.
*If not a fan of sausage, you could use make this great easy kids meal by using meatballs.
*If you do not have a beef stock at hand, simply just season with salt and pepper.
Submitted by: Jasmine Leaning
When not baking and making yummy kids' meals, Jasmine runs www.bubbalooz.co.nz, an online boutique selling gorgeous and unique products for the modern parent and family.
Editted by: Ben De Haan