Bangers and Mash

This recipe is part of my Cheaper than a Ready Meal series.

This is such an easy meal to make and is epic comfort food for a cold Friday night! It rattles in at only £1.79 a portion compared to the £2.50 ready meal, and uses Tesco finest sausages. Never scrimping on quality! This is an incredibly easy meal to make in a big batch and cook for your friends at the same time – I promise they’ll love you for it. You can mix up the flavours in the gravy, too; I’ve used garlic and rosemary, but experiment with different herbs! Knowing how good this tastes, it’s almost unbelieveable that people would buy a sausage and mash ready meal. It’s probably the most questionable ready meal there is, and given how cheap, delicious and better quality my recipe is, you’ve simply got to try it and see what you think!IMG_6937Ingredients (Serves 1)


  1. First and foremost, get the sausages in the oven and cook according to packet instructions. They will probably take around 20-30 minutes. You can fry or grill them if you want them faster!
  2. Tumble the potato into a saucepan of boiling salted water and boil for 8 minutes, or until it’s nice and soft. Drain the water, keeping the potato in the pan, and leave it to steam away for a couple of minutes.
  3. In a small frying pan, add the garlic, rosemary and red onion on a medium heat. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil, and gently fry for 5 minutes until everything is nice and soft. Once you’re happy, pour in 250ml of boiling water and the gravy granules. Stir together, bring to the boil and drop to a gentle simmer. It will sit there happily until you’re ready to serve!
  4. Use a fork to smash the potato. Use the remaining olive oil to bind it together. Keep mashing it until you’re happy with the consistency. When you are, pile the potato onto a plate and sit the beautiful sausages on top. Spoon the sumptuous gravy all over the plate and finish with a beautiful sprinking of chives. A meal fit for royalty!

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