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Summery toad in the hole recipe

Summery toad in the hole recipe

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Toad in the hole is a classic family supper and we've made it suitable for summer by packing it with loads of seasonal veg. With chipolata sausages, baby leeks, asparagus and peas, baked in a creamy batter and served with a mustard gravy, this fuss-free recipe is great any night of the week. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 660 calories / serving


  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 12 chipolata sausages
  • 1 x 110g pack baby leeks, halved
  • 125g pack asparagus tips
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 150g plain flour
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • 3 large eggs
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

For gravy

  • 4 tbsp chicken gravy granules
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
If you don't have any leeks, try using spring or white onions instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    40g 57%
  • Saturates

    13g 66%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    3.3g 54%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.3g Protein 25.1g Fibre 4.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. To make the batter, whisk all the ingredients in a bowl with ¼ tsp salt until smooth. Set aside to rest.
  2. Meanwhile, pour the oil into a large roasting tin. Add the chipolatas and bake for 8 mins. Tip in the leeks and cook for 2 mins more.
  3. Stir in the asparagus and peas, then pour over the batter. Bake for 30-35 mins, until puffed and golden.
  4. To make the gravy, heat the ingredients in a pan with 500ml boiling water, stirring until smooth and slightly reduced. Serve with the toad in the hole.

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