Braised Sausage All-in-one with Cherry Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans and Cider

Nick Knowles' simple one-pot recipe for veggie sausages with cherry tomatoes and cannellini beans cooked in cider is vegan comfort food at its best, with delicious warming flavours and easy-to-follow steps.

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So this is one where I’m obviously talking about veggie sausages – and I don’t mean the ones formed out of mixed veg into sausage shapes but the ones that look like sausages. I think the Linda McCartney ones are about the best,but choose for yourself.

Serves 4
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Total time: 55 min


1 onion, finely sliced
500g cherry tomatoes
400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp dried oregano
1 large tbsp Dijon mustard
3 large garlic cloves, sliced
Small bunch thyme
200ml sweet cider
8 good-quality vegan sausages
1-2 tbsp olive oil


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.

2. This is a really simple one-pot recipe; just combine the onion, cherry tomatoes, cannellini beans, oregano, mustard, garlic, most of the bunch of thyme and the cider in the base of a small roasting tin. Lay the sausages on top of the vegetables, drizzle each with a little oil and cook for 20 minutes or until the sausages are just beginning to brown. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and turn each of the sausages over. Season the upturned side with salt and pepper then return the tin to the oven and cook for 20–25 minutes until the sausages are cooked through.

3. Serve sprinkled with the remaining thyme.

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