Sausage Recipes for British Sausage Week

Sausage Recipes for British Sausage Week
It’s British Sausage Week, the perfect time to celebrate the great British banger and delicious sausage recipes! Why do we call them bangers? Well, back in the early part of the last century (there’s a bit of a debate as to whether it was during the First or Second World War) sausages were made with a lot of water in them because of a scarcity of ingredients. It gave them a propensity to explode – with a bang – while they were being cooked.

Although the name has stuck, most of today’s quality sausages are a far cry from the sausages referred to in the past as ‘bangers’. I like to buy sausages made with free range, pasture raised or organic meat. It is important to choose high quality sausages made sustainably produced local meat, bread, herbs, spices and very little water. Lower quality sausages may contain connective tissues, fat, parts of the animal you would really rather not eat, water, additives and preservatives.

Depending on the flavour of sausages you use, you can make many different dishes from just one recipe. My favourite sausages are the Caramelised Onion Sausages from our local butcher, Greens of Pangbourne, but I love to switch up my recipes with other flavours – like their Pork and Leek, Pork and Apple or Cumberland varieties.

Quick to cook, nutritious and delicious, these sausage recipes are perfect for busy weeknights but they work really well for entertaining too. If you are vegetarian, I’m pleased to say that good veggie sausages will work well in all of them. Do adjust the cooking times to suit your brand of vegetarian sausages.

Sausage Recipes for British Sausage Week

My Warm Wild Rice Salad with Sausages and Apple is a great all rounder. Flavourful and easy to put together, it’s a family favourite that is special enough for guests.

Sausage Recipes for British Sausage Week
My go to recipe for a weeknight treat or casual weekend entertaining, this Easy Sausage and Apple One Pot is comfort food fast.

Sausage Recipes for British Sausage Week
This Spicy Sausage Pasta is a family favourite and it’s easy to make it as mild or as spicy as you like!

High quality sausages are nutritious, delicious and a great all round ingredient for easy meals. Celebrate British Sausage Week by trying one of my delicious sausage recipes today!

You may also enjoy Sticky Sausage Skewers.

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Article by April Harris

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  1. Whoops, I can’t believe I didn’t know about this! Happily, I made sausage goulash the other night – probably quite similar to your Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe…

  2. G’day! I LOVE sausages of all kinds and your post has me salivating now for one…or two April! Pinned shared the love for you!
    Cheers! Joanne

  3. G’day Thanks for stopping and sharing at our #SayGdayParty April Pinned! Cheers! Joanne @What’s On The List

  4. The apples/sausage over wild rice sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing all of your recipes.

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