It is currently winter in the Southern Hemisphere and Melbourne is already super cold. At this time of year, I gravitate towards warmer, heartier meals like soups, stews, curries and more. Last month, I discovered a new recipe that became an instant winner in my household. It is a vegan ‘sausage’ casserole with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Francis and I love it so much, I wanted to share it with all of you today. It is extremely easy to make, delicious and full of goodness! Here is what you are going to need:
– 1 large broccoli
– 3 potatoes
– 1 cup soy milk (or plant milk of choice)
– A sprinkle of rosemary
– 1 packet of veggie sausages
– 3 stalks of diced celery
– 1 chopped onion
– 1 large diced carrot
– 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
– 1/2 tbs oil
– 1 1/2 tbs minced garlic
– 1 tin of diced tomatoes
– 2/3 cup of vegetable stock (200 ml)
– 2 tbs tomato paste
– 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
– A dash of smoked paprika, black pepper, salt and dried oregano
1.) Peel and cut potatoes into halves or quarters. Place in a small saucepan, add a sprinkle of salt and allow to boil.
2.) Cut your broccoli into florets and steam.
3.) In a large saucepan, on medium heat, add the oil plus your diced celery, carrot, onion, mushrooms and garlic. Stir until veggies begin to soften.
4.) Once potatoes are soft, drain and place back into saucepan. Add soy milk, rosemary and mash with a fork until smooth and creamy. Set aside on a plate alongside steamed broccoli.
5.) In the large saucepan, add the remaining ingredients (veggie stock, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and spices). Stir until everything is mixed in.
6.) In a separate pan (or oven depending), cook sausages according to packet instructions. Once cooked, cut into pieces and add to large saucepan. Mix through.
7.) Serve up alongside mashed potatoes and broccoli. Enjoy!
This dish typically serves 2 people. It is so yum and perfect for those cold winter nights. I absolutely love it and make it every single week. Please let me know if you decide to try it. Also, feel free to share any vegan winter recipes you may have! Thank you for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo