Sausage and Yorkshires

Well, this Sausage and Yorkshires meal is quite close to Toad in the Hole. It is, in fact my lazy way of making that very dish. It cuts out messing around with having to make the batter and heat the oven.

Obviously, the result differs from toad in the hole but it is close. Plus it is easier to make so better suited for those times when a meal is needed in a hurry.

Sausage and Yorkshires

Serves 4

Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 8-12 Sausages
  • 12 Yorkshire Puddings
  • Potato
  • Cauliflower
  • Green Beans
  • Gravy Mix
  • Pepper
  • Salt


  1. Pour sufficient water into the steamer to cook for 40 minutes.
  2. Wash the potatoes then cut off any signs of badness. Cut into bite-sized chunks then place into the bottom layer of the steamer.
  3. Put the sausages into the second layer. The number to use is very dependent on the size of your diners appetite. I would generally prepare two per person but some may want three.
  4. Add the cauliflower and the green beans to the third steamer tray.
  5. Cover and set to cook for 30 minutes. Stand the frozen yorkshires on top so that they partially cook from the heat coming from beneath.
  6. At the 25 minute point then carefully check on how things are cooking. They should be just short of being ready to eat but the cooking time may need to be extended. Much depends on the steamer so exact times are impossible to state.
  7. Once everything is almost cooked then make the gravy. If using one of the instant granule mixes then it just needs to be prepared a moment or so before everything else is ready. Using any other method means starting sooner. Whichever way is used, stand the container with the gravy in on top of the steamer so that it stays warm. Take the yorkshire puddings off first and stick them under the grill so that they fully cook and crisp.
  8. Divide everything except the gravy between four plates.
  9. Serve to the table along with the gravy so those eating can can add as much or as as little as suits their personal taste.
  10. Sprinkle on a little salt and pepper to finish.
  11. Eat and enjoy.


This was made using frozen cauliflower and green beans which saves on preparation time. It could equally well be made from fresh with a little more effort involved in the the preparation.

Preparation Notes

Quantities are all approximate because much depends on size of appetite and the only person who knows the answer to that is the person who is cooking the meal.

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