Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Bangers and Mash Vegetarian Style: Vegetarian Sausages with Potatoes and Onion Gravy

Vegetarian Cheap and Easy Recipe: Sausage and Mashed Potatoes 

Don't miss out on Bangers and Mash just 'cos you're a veggie!
vegetarian sausages and mash potatoes peas and gravy
Vegetarian Bangers and Mash
Sausages and mash potatoes
If I was to admit to missing one thing over the last 30 years of my vegetarian life, it would be sausages - called 'bangers' here in the UK. Since they are not exactly gourmet food, that isn't a great admission. However, fellow veggies, do not despair, there are a host of very good vegetarian options.
I'm sure this vegetarian version will provoke a few witty comments. On this very cold, very wet and windy day, it was also an ideal dish to make for supper, comfort food at its best. - and it is cheap and easy! Perfectly good excuses to make a vegetarian version of an old family favourite.
All the images used here are by me - please don't copy or reproduce them - but do feel free to try the recipe! :)


  • Enough potatoes for 1 person
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Knob of butter
  • 2 vegetarian sausages 
  • Half pint of onion gravy

    Veggie Sausages, Creamed Potatoes, Gravy and Peas
    Veggie Sausages, Creamed Potatoes, Gravy and Peas

    1. For The Potatoes:
    2. Peel and chop potatoes and cook in boiling salted water for 20 minutes until soft.
    3. Remove and drain. Mash with some butter to a smooth consistency and place in an oven-proof dish.
    4. For The Sausages:
    5. While the potatoes are boiling, dry fry or grill the sausages for 10 minutes turning frequently.
    6. For the Bangers and Mash
    7. Preheat a grill.
    8. In your ovenproof dish, push the sausages into the potato.
    9. Rough the top with a fork so it will crisp better.
    10. Grill for 5 minutes until the top is golden brown.
    11. Serve with green vegetables and plenty of onion gravy. (recipe below)
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    How to Make Onion Gravy - Vegetarian gravy recipe

    • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
    • 1 small onion - diced
    • 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
    • half pint of vegetable stock (broth)
    • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (optional)


      1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan.
      2. Add the onion and cook until it is soft.
      3. Mix in the flour forming a smooth paste.
      4. Cook for 1 minute to let the flour pods burst.
      5. Remove from heat.
      6. Gradually add in a little of the stock at a time, keeping it to a smooth paste then add remainder of the liquid.
      7. Add soy sauce if using. I like the colour it gives to the gravy.
      8. Return to the heat and bring to the boil. If you continue to stir it while it heats it will help it to thicken and will stop lumps forming.
      9. Serve

      Why do the British call sausages bangers?

      You may well ask why sausages are called Bangers here in the UK.
      Essentially it is because they pop or bang as they are cooked. The meat, fat and water under the skin creates a pop as it heats.

      What goes into a vegetarian sausage - My fav - Meat-free Lincolnshire Sausages

      • Textured soya protein - consisting of soya protein, water and wheat gluten
      • Onion
      • Vegetable oil
      • Egg white
      • Potato starch
      • Spices and herbs
      • Yeast extract and a little salt

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