This freezer-friendly sausage casserole has come in handy when I’m not in the mood for cooking much. While it may not seem all that appetizing, this simple recipe is delicious and very easy to make to save for later!
Make This Freezer-Friendly Sausage Casserole In Minutes!
Bring on the comfort food!
One of my favorite things about this meal is just how simple and comforting it can be. To start, you will need to gather oil, sausage, onions, red peppers, garlic, rosemary, thyme, stock, tomato puree, mushrooms, and lentils.
Replacing ingredients in this dish is not hard though, and can be done when necessary. You can substitute the sausage with your favorite chorizo or vegetarian alternative. You can also change the veggies for things like corn, asparagus, and squash. As for the spices, try using basil, dill, or marjoram. You can also substitute the tomato purée with crushed or stewed tomatoes. Finally, the lentils are a big part of this casserole, but you can switch it up with quinoa or chickpeas.
Cooking should only take a few minutes, but make sure to start with the sausage. You can also add the vegetables slowly and the stock and tomatoes towards the end. I suggest you allow the mix to simmer so it thickens and the sausage cooks through.
Allow for your casserole to cool down completely. For a change, try adding some cheese on top and baking it all for a few minutes. This will add crunch and flavor!
Freezing and Unfreezing the Sausage Casserole
Once cool, you can portion out your casserole into freezer bags or airtight containers. Label them appropriately and make sure they stand upright.
To use your frozen casserole, add it to a baking dish and bake at 365 degrees F for at least 45 minutes. Check midway through to make sure things are defrosting evenly. If you have the time, place your frozen meal in the fridge overnight and heat on the stove over medium heat.
Enjoy this yummy freezer-friendly sausage casserole any time! You can serve it with garlic mashed potatoes, or butter noodles.
Freezer-Friendly Sausage CasseroleCourse: Main MealCuisine: Freezer-Friendly
Prepare 4 servings for now and 4 for the freezer.
2 tbsp of oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 red peppers, deseeded, roughly chopped
2 sprigs of rosemary
4 sprigs of thyme
4 cups (approx. 1L) chicken or vegetable stock
4 tbsp tomato puree
1 1/4 cups (approx. 300g) button mushroom
3 1/4 cup (approx. 800g) lentils
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat.
- Add in the sausages. Cook until browned then set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium.
- Add onions and pepper. Cook them for about 5 minutes, until softened. Make sure to stir regularly.
- Add garlic, thyme and rosemary.
- Stir continuously for about 20 seconds or so, until the aroma hits you.
- Add in the chicken or vegetable stock, tomato puree, lentils, mushrooms and sausages.
- Increase heat and bring the mixture to boil.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer while stirring often for about 20 minutes until the sausages are cooked.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve and enjoy!
Want to try another tasty freezer-friendly dish? Why not give this freezer-friendly prawn curry a go?