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Easy toad-in-the-hole recipe

Easy toad-in-the-hole recipe

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Family dinners don't get much more comforting than a classic toad-in-the-hole. Fluffy Yorkshire pudding batter paired with hearty pork sausages, alongside a generous serving of rich onion gravy – all you need to add is your favourite veg on the side. This toad-in-the-hole recipe will be one that you and your family will want to cook again and again. Watch our video to find out how to master it. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 55 mins to cook
  • 432 calories / serving


For the batter

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk

For the toad

  • 8 pork sausages
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

For the gravy

  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, made up to 300ml

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    25g 36%
  • Saturates

    8g 38%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    2.6g 43%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 34.5g Protein 19.3g Fibre 2.6g


  1. Preheat oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. 
  2. First make the batter. Put the flour in a bowl, add the eggs and slowly mix in the milk then beat until smooth.
  3. Put the sausages in an ovenproof baking dish, scatter over the sliced onion and drizzle over the oil. Roast for 15 mins.
  4. Remove the dish from the oven, pour the batter over and around the sausages then return to the oven and cook for a further 35 mins or until the sausages are cooked through and the batter is golden on top.
  5. To make the gravy, heat a deep frying pan or saucepan and fry the remaining onion in the oil for 5 mins until golden. Sprinkle over the flour and cook, stirring until thickened. Add the mustard, Worcestershire sauce and, gradually, the stock, stirring until smooth and thickened to your liking.
  6. Serve the toad in the hole with the gravy to pour over.

Tip: You can easily adapt the sausages in this recipe to suit your family needs; try flavoured pork sausages, lower fat alternatives or vegetarian sausages as you like.

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