Put that packet back on the shelf! This recipe for made from scratch devilled sausages in the slow cooker, oven or multi cooker is the only one you will need! Plus how to prepare in advance to put in the freezer!
Devilled sausages are one of the ultimate comfort food meals that we never eat between October and April but feature pretty much weekly on the menu over the cooler months.
There is something about sausages and mashed potatoes covered in the most delicious sauce that just makes cold nights so much more enjoyable!
Up until not that long ago, devilled sausages was definitely something I was guilty of making from a packet. It was the only way I knew how to make it! But like everything else, I knew there would be a homemade alternative and after searching and trying a few different recipes, I settled on one that we love!
The ingredients are simple, the method is a total no brainer and you can make it in the oven, slow cooker or multi cooker/instant pot.
All ingredients are added to the dish you are using, stir them up and cook away! An optional step is browning the sausages first - I never usually bother as it means extra dishes, but if I am using my multi cooker I will brown them while I'm preparing the rest of the ingredients.
The other thing I love about this meal is that you can save the leftover sauce and freeze it, ready to defrost and pour over cooked sausages for a quick meal another time!
Slow cooker prep bag instructions:
Since starting to get ready for this baby I have been experimenting a bit with slow cooker prep bags - all ingredients are added to a snaplock bag and frozen uncooked, ready to defrost and add to the slow cooker, oven or multi cooker/instant pot for a quick and freshly cooked meal with no effort!
Devilled sausages are perfect for this - mix up all sauce ingredients in a jug and add to the snaplock bag along with the sausages if fresh. If you are like us and have frozen homekill sausages, you might be able to pop them out of the packet and put them in the bag still frozen, otherwise just store the sauce bag with instructions for cooking next to your sausages in the freezer, ready to pull out together!
If you cook a double batch you can also freeze the cooked meal - just place leftovers in a snaplock bag or freezable container and label it with the contents and the date, defrost and reheat when you need!
The ultimate comfort food, made so simple!
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- 8-10 sausages
- 1 onion , sliced
- 1 apple , cored and cut in cubes
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1 x 400 gram tin chopped tomatoes
- ¼ cup fruit chutney
- 2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons allspice
- Salt & pepper to taste
Slow cooker (4-8 hours)
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, stir together well and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. If desired, stir through 2 cups frozen peas 15 minutes before serving.
- Serve with mashed potatoes.
Oven (2 hours)
- Add all ingredients to a large casserole dish, stir together well, cover and cook at 180°C for 2 hours. If desired, stir through 2 cups frozen peas 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve with mashed potatoes.
Multi cooker/Instant Pot
- Optional: Turn on the multi cooker/instant pot and select "brown/saute". Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in the bottom and brown the sausages (about 5 minutes)
- Add all remaining ingredients to the pot, close the lid, ensure the valve is in the sealed position and select "pressure cook/manual" set time for 30 minutes on high pressure and press start.
- Once finished cooking, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes before releasing the valve and serving with mashed potatoes.
Slow cooker prep bag instructions
- Label a large snaplock bag (or large sandwich size bag) with the name, date and cooking instructions. Mix up all sauce ingredients in a jug and add to the snaplock bag along with the sausages if fresh. If you are like us and have frozen homekill sausages, you might be able to pop them out of the packet and put them in the bag still frozen, otherwise just store the sauce bag with instructions for cooking next to your sausages in the freezer, ready to pull out together!
Made this recipe in the crockpot today. My one had brown sugar in it and we had gone off it. Loving the aroma that is coming my way so can’t wait to eat. Paired with some sautéed fresh veges from the garden and mashed potato it’s gonna be a hit! Thanks for the awesome recipe Laura
What could you use instead of chutney please? It's not something we ever have in the house. Thank you! X
Hi Liz! You can just leave it out, or even replace it with honey, brown sugar or any sort of fruit sauce or relish - I've made it with beetroot chutney, a spicy apple chutney, spicy apricot sauce!
Alan Gabrielsen says
Making this now using quince chutney, smells pretty good.
Sarah G says
Great recipe with staple pantry ingredients.
Amelia Nicholson says
I love this recipe and it’s become a staple in our household!
It’s so simple, you just throw the ingredients in, wait a few hours and voila - a delicious dinner is served!!
A real winner- devilled sausages like they should be. Well done! A fav in our family
I grew up with Devilled Sausages as a kid and loved it. Now I'm making that recipe but... My kids won't eat it. It's very sweet, which is why I thought I'd give this one a try. It was an instant hit with the family. The kids didn't blink, they just ate it. I tweaked it a little and just put in a bit less allspice and coriander, just because I wasn't sure how the kids would go. I'll add a bit more next time. Great recipe! Thanks Laura!
Have made this twice now! I used Heller's cheese and bacon sausages............ That just made it sooo much better! Added another flavour that went really well. I also cooked in frying pan, added in some crushed garlic and used italian herbs in replace of herbs and spices. My new fave recipe and I don't think I'll be using any other sausages either. Thank you so much for this recipe!
Could you use chicken sausages or would that be weird 😅 non red meat eating family, plus I have chicken sausages in freezer!
I have never used chicken sausages, but give it a go!!
Fabulous! Much enjoyed by our family. Won’t be cooking from a packet ever again.
Made this last night absolutely yummy definitely will have it again
I live in the UK and hadn’t come across devilled sausages before..... I know, where have I been living all this time 😂😂
Made this for dinner tonight and it was so tasty. I added a red pepper to the recipe as I had one that needed using, and it worked a treat.
Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.
Cooked this recipe last night, bloody marvellous.
Verity Dobson says
I Have just found this recipe on google after investing in a new crockpot express and wow!! What a way to break it in 😍 such an easy recipe and oh my gosh so tasty and in a house of eight there was tons of sauce meaning I just chucked in a couple of extra sausages for those that wanted more. It was so easy I even made your lasagna in the oven at the same time for tomorrow nights dinner😂🤣 Thank you Laura I’m so excited about finding your site and can’t wait to explore further ❤️🌸
Julie Blake says
Hubby wanted deviled sausages and mashed potatoes for dinner. Didn't have the packet so made this recipe instead. DELICIOUS. Never making the packet one again. 👍
amanda abraham says
This was so easy to cook and tasted yummy, I liked it more as I could just put everything in the slow cooker and leave it to cook! Had it for lunch with a jacket potato, lovely!
So easy and so delicious!
Toddler and 9month old loved it too! We have made it a few times now.
I love the "from scratch" approach but we found this combo a bit tart so we added maple syrup to sweeten it a bit. My sister wanted the recipe so that says it works. Certainly a grown up version compared with my Alison Holst usual.
Marie Roberts says
I add an extra apple to give a l ittle more sweetness to this recipe and it works great!
So easy to quickly throw together and the whole family loved it.
Yippee! We love this one too 🙂