Savoring a hearty, comforting meal is a universal pleasure, and few dishes capture this essence better than the classic combination of sausages, mash, and red onion gravy. This timeless trio has been a staple in households across the globe, offering a symphony of flavors and textures that elevate it to a culinary masterpiece.

At the heart of this dish are sausages that serve as the star of the show. Whether you prefer traditional pork sausages, herbed chicken sausages, or perhaps a more exotic option like lamb and mint, the key lies in choosing high-quality sausages bursting with flavor. I used cumberland sausages but you can use any sausages of your choice. Grilling or pan-frying them to perfection ensures a crispy exterior that gives way to juicy, savory goodness with every bite.

Next up is the creamy, velvety mashed potatoes—a comforting canvas that complements the robust flavors of the sausages and gravy. The key to achieving the perfect mash lies in selecting the right potatoes, boiling them until tender, and then whipping them into a fluffy, lump-free consistency. Incorporating butter and cream adds richness, creating a delightful contrast to the savory sausages.

Completing this triumphant trio is the crowning glory—the red onion gravy. The sweet and savory notes of caramelized red onions meld seamlessly with rich beef or vegetable stock, creating a luscious, velvety sauce that ties the dish together. A splash of red wine or balsamic vinegar adds depth, while a touch of Worcestershire sauce brings a hint of umami to the ensemble.

As any culinary enthusiast knows, presentation is key. Arrange the sausages atop a generous mound of mashed potatoes, allowing them to nestle into the creamy goodness. Drizzle the red onion gravy artfully over the dish, creating a tantalizing cascade that hints at the culinary delights awaiting the lucky diner.

In the realm of comforting, satisfying meals, few dishes rival the time-tested allure of sausages, mash, and red onion gravy. This culinary masterpiece combines simple yet high-quality ingredients to create a symphony of flavors that dance on the taste buds. So, the next time you crave a dish that warms the heart and satisfies the soul, turn to this classic trio for a dining experience that transcends time and culinary trends.

Sausages, Mash and Red Onion Gravy

It's a classic dish that we really love plus it's easy to prepare. What not to like it about it? It requires onion marmalade for a better taste. I used cumberland sausages but any other kind that you like will be just fine.

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 2 Calories: 687


Onion Sauce



  1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Top, tail and slice the carrots at the angle. Add the carrots to one side of a baking tray, drizzle them with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. Next add sausages to the other side of the tray. Put the tray in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

  3. In a meantime boil a kettle. Peel and finely slice the red onion. Heat large, wide-based pan with a know of butter over a very low heat. Once hot, add the sliced red onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 10 minutes or until softened and caramelized.

  4. Cut potatoes into rough bite-sized pieces. Add them to a pot of boiling water with a pinch of salt and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until fork-tender. Once cooked, drain, add a splash of milk and a knob of butter and mash until smooth.

  5. Dissolve 1/2 beef stock cube in 300ml boiled water, add the onion marmalade and red wine vinegar and mix until fully combined.

  6. Once onion is caramelized, add 1 tsp of flour and cook for 1 min, stirring until the onions are evenly coated in the flour. Add the onion gravy stock prepared earlier, increase heat to medium and cook for 10-15 min or until thickened to a gravy-like-consistency.

  7. Rip the leaves off the spring greens, discard the tough stalks, then layer the leaves over each other, roll them up and slice into thin strips. Pour boiled water over spring greens until bright green and wilted.

    If you use lettuce - just cut it into bite size pieces. In a bowl add a pinch of salt, pepper, 1 tsp of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and mix it all well with your spring greens (lettuce).
  8. Serve the sausages over the mash potatoes with spring greens(lettuce) and roasted carrots to the side. Pour over the red onion gravy.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 687kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.2g48%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 7mg3%
Sodium 1195mg50%
Potassium 1471mg43%
Total Carbohydrate 70.8g24%
Dietary Fiber 16.4g66%
Sugars 14.5g
Protein 33.2g67%

Calcium 12 mg
Iron 17 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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