Sausage & Leek Gratin

This sausage & leek gratin turns a pack of our delicious sausages into a satisfying and tasty family meal for four.

May 10, 2019
: 4
: 15 min
: 1 hr
: 1 hr 15 min
: Moderately easy

This Sausage & Leek Gratin is the perfect comfort food as well as being a great way to stretch a pack of sausages to create a meal for four.


  • 400g pork sausages
  • 600g potatoes, peeled and sliced thickly 3-4mm
  • 25g butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 leeks, sliced
  • 40g plain flour
  • 450ml milk
  • 3 sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed and stalks discarded
  • 120g Cheddar, grated
  • Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 200’C/180’C fan/gas mark 6.
  • Step 2 Bake sausages on a baking tray for 20 minutes turning halfway through cooking. Remove and when cool enough slice into 1’ thick slices.
  • Step 3 Cook potatoes in boiling water for 7 minutes. Drain.
  • Step 4 Melt butter in a large frying pan, add onion and leeks, sage and thyme. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Step 5 Add flour, cook for 1 minute, then add milk, whisking continuously, until sauce thickens, boils and is smooth.
  • Step 6 Remove from heat, add 75g (3oz) cheese and stir until melted.
  • Step 7 Transfer the sliced sausage to an ovenproof dish, top with the cheese, onion and leek sauce.
  • Step 8 Scatter the potato slices on top, sprinkle over remaining cheese. Bake for 30 minutes until browned.
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