Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot

Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot

The aroma of sizzling sausages and the vibrant allure of red bell peppers combine in the Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot, a culinary masterpiece. This one-pot wonder not only pleases the palate but also simplifies the cooking process.

Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot

Recipe by Mary BerryCourse: Main CourseCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy


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A heartwarming and fulfilling dish of sausages and vegetables make up this delicious meal straight out of the repertoire of Mary Berry
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What You Will Need
A large flameproof casserole dish with a lid or large frying pan and lid


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 8 spicy pork sausages

  • 4 rashers smoked bacon finely chopped

  • 1 onion sliced

  • 1 red pepper seeds removed and cut into large chunks

  • 1 large carrot peeled and diced

  • 1 garlic clove crushed

  • 300 ml chicken/vegetable stock

  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato purée

  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs

  • 250 g baby new potatoes skin on, thickly sliced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan or casserole dish over a high heat.
  • Add the sausages and fry until browned all over.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the bacon to the pan and fry for a few minutes until crisp; remove and set aside with the sausages.
  • Add the onion, red pepper, carrot and garlic and fry for 5 minutes over a high heat.
  • Add the stock, tomatoes, tomato purée and thyme and bring to the boil, scraping around the bottom of the pan to release the sediment from frying the sausages and bacon
  • Add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Return the bacon and sausages to the pan, cover and simmer over a gentle heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and simmer for another 10 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced a little and the vegetables are tender.
  • Serve with your favourite green vegetables and enjoy

    Also Read: Carrot and Coriander Soup

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The Sausage and Red Pepper Hotpot rises above its humble ingredients to become a culinary marvel that will grace your table with ease and grace. Its simplicity does not compromise taste; rather, it enhances it. So, give in to the allure of one-pot cooking and savor a dish that captures the essence of comfort food.

Also Read: Mary Berry Cottage Pie Recipe


Q: Can I substitute turkey sausage for the pork sausage?

Certainly! Turkey sausages add a leaner twist to the recipe without sacrificing flavor.

Q: How should leftovers be reheated?

To preserve the flavors, gently reheat the hotpot over low heat on the stovetop.

Q: Can I include additional vegetables in the hotpot?

Feel free to experiment with vegetables such as zucchini, carrots, or even mushrooms.

Q: Is this recipe appropriate for vegetarians?

While the traditional recipe calls for sausages, plant-based sausages can easily be substituted for a vegetarian version.

Q: Is it okay to use pre-cooked sausages in this hotpot?

Yes, you can use pre-cooked sausages, but starting with raw sausages allows for better flavor infusion during cooking.

This recipe is taken from Mary Berrys Bestselling Cookbook “Simple Comforts”

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