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Sausages and champ recipe

Sausages and champ recipe

7 ratings

An Irish classic, creamy champ and sausages are a must-make if you're wanting a simple, wallet-friendly midweek meal. Serve alongside fresh, vibrant greens and a generous serving of flavoursome gravy. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 530 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 onions, finely sliced
  • 4 baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 250g fresh greens, thick stems discarded, leaves shredded
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 vegetable stock pot, made up to 500ml
  • 8 pork sausages
  • 150g 50% less fat crème fraîche
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    9g 45%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    2.4g 40%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 59.4g Protein 21.1g Fibre 7.5g


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onions for 15-20 mins, stirring, until golden and caramelised. Add a splash of water if the onions start to catch.

  2. Boil the potatoes for 15-20 mins until very tender and a fork goes into them very easily. Put the greens in a metal colander or steamer basket over the potatoes for the last 5-6 mins to steam until tender.

  3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir in until it disappears. Gradually add the stock, stirring, until combined. Bring to a simmer, then bubble gently for 10 mins until thickened. Preheat the grill to high.

  4. Grill the sausages for 8-10 mins, turning a few times, until golden brown and cooked through.

  5. Drain the potatoes and leave to steam-dry in the colander for 1 min before tipping back into the pan. Mash well, then fold in the crème fraîche and spring onions; season.

  6. Divide the champ between plates and top with the sausages and greens. Transfer the onion gravy to a warmed jug and serve alongside for everyone to help themselves.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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