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AD: Schwartz Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix For Oven And Slow Cooker | Inject Some Mediterranean Flavour Into Your Sausage Casserole With This Blend Of Tomato, Herbs, And Spices

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If you’ve ever been in a supermarket (which I’m guessing you have) then there’s no doubt that you’ll have come across Schwartz products before. We often buy their individual herbs and spices, but today I’m reviewing a completely new product for me – the Schwartz Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix for oven and slow cooker meals.

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The Product

Schwartz offer a whole range of different products – you may know them for their recipe mixes, packet sauces, or their basic herbs and spices. The Schwartz Sausage Casserole Mix is a packet recipe mix that can be used to turn your sausage casserole from a standard meal to one bursting with different flavours, and all you have to worry about is getting the basic recipe cooked.

Schwartz Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix Oven Slow Cooker
The product packaging

I’ll admit that I don’t often use premade mixes in my meals as I love the cooking process so much. Premade Schwartz mixes certainly have their place in the kitchen though, whether that be because you aren’t able to make the meal from scratch, you need something less time-consuming, or you just want to make life a little easier for yourself.

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The contents of the packet

The Sausage Casserole Mix is 35g, making it perfect for a meal for four, and is suitable for vegetarians. The mix is tomato-based with the addition of paprika, peppers, and oregano, plus a hint of chilli, basil, and garlic. It’s only 85p when bought from Tesco, which is pretty affordable!

The Recipe

Every Schwartz recipe mix includes a recipe on the back of the packet but the Sausage Casserole mix actually contains two – a standard sausage casserole and a Mediterranean version.

Standard Sausage Casserole

  • 1 sachet Schwartz Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix
  • 450g (1lb) sausages
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tbs tomato puree
  • 175g (6oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 300ml (½ pint) cold water

Mediterranean Sausage Casserole

  • 1 sachet Schwartz Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix
  • 450g (1lb) sausages
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tbs tomato puree
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 can mixed beans, rinsed
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes

We opted for the Mediterranean version as we love Mediterranean flavours, but replaced the mixed beans for just kidney beans – turns out mixed beans are hard to come by at this time of year! Schwartz recommend serving either casserole with mashed potato and cabbage – we went for skin-on mashed potato and a serving of broccoli.

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All the food prep required – not much, really!

The recipe itself was really easy to make – a standard casserole, really, except instead of adding your own spices in you simply mix the premade seasoning with the water or chopped tomatoes then add to the rest of the ingredients once cooked. Prep for the meal took around 10-15 minutes in total, and the casserole goes in the oven for an hour. If you’re using a slow cooker then you just need to cook it according to your slow cooker instructions.

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My Review

The casserole smelled gorgeous once cooked and tasted even better! There were no issues whilst cooking and it came out of the oven pretty much perfect. I don’t tend to opt for meals you would consider “hearty” or “comforting” as we tend to eat a lot of light Asian and Mediterranean food (this is actually the first time I’ve ever made a casserole – don’t judge me) but I did really enjoy this one.

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The casserole straight out of the oven

The paprika and oregano flavours really came through for me, but they weren’t overpowering. There was also a lovely hint of chilli – not enough to make the casserole fiery, but it added a slight zing and warmth to the end of every mouthful. It worked really well as a Mediterranean dish, blending perfectly with the sausages and vegetables.

I personally like my casseroles much less liquidy than others do and this came out exactly like that so was perfect for me. If you like a casserole to be more saucy (which I think is the general consensus) then I’d recommend adding a bit of water to the chopped tomatoes if you go for the Mediterranean recipe as the sauce ended up quite thick in the end – not quite the consistency to drizzle over your mash, if that’s your thing.

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Sausage casserole served with mash and broccoli

One worry I often have about premade food (and the main reason we don’t tend to buy it) is that it’s not as healthy as cooking from scratch, however this doesn’t seem to be the issue here – there’s nothing dodgy or unnecessary in the ingredients, and Schwartz don’t add artificial colours, MSG, hydrogenated fats, or preservatives to their mixes. This is something that is really important to me so it was lovely to find an option designed to save on time and effort that doesn’t compromise quality and health.

If you’re following a Slimming World diet then you’ll be glad to know that the entire packet of Sausage Casserole Mix contains just 5.5 syns before other ingredients are added (so just under 1.4 syns per person), making it a great option in this instance.

Final Thoughts

I was really quite impressed by the Schwartz Sausage Casserole Mix, and it’s given me a new, positive perspective on premade food. The mix is perfect for homely, comforting dishes (especially in the winter – I appreciated how warming it was!) and it’s great that you can use it for two different styles of casserole depending on your taste, plus use either an oven or slow cooker to make the dish.

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The final dish with the Schwartz packaging

If you want to add a bit more flavour to your casseroles then I’d wholeheartedly recommend trying this recipe mix out next time – I’m excited to experiment with other products in their range now as well.

Purchase Links

If you’d like to buy your own pack of Schwartz Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix then you can do so from the online Tesco’s store, or directly from the Schwartz website. You can also buy them from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Have you tried one of Schwartz’s recipe mixes before? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to like and pin!
You can read some of my other foodie product reviews here:

The Walton Forager
Jeopace Bento Box
Vie Gourmet Coconut Bowls

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17 thoughts on “AD: Schwartz Sausage Casserole Recipe Mix For Oven And Slow Cooker | Inject Some Mediterranean Flavour Into Your Sausage Casserole With This Blend Of Tomato, Herbs, And Spices

  1. I’m not a huge fan of casseroles (my father used to cook them ALL THE TIME and the meat was always so chewy!) but I have to say your sausage casserole looks and sounds utterly delicious. That’s so good about Schwartz mixes not containing unnecessary extras. I’ve not tried a packet mix before but the next time I do the supermarket shop I will have a proper look 🙂 Lisa x

  2. I won’t lie, I’m a huge fan of sausage casserole in general so I’m going to be a bit biased, haha! But this looks delicious. I don’t usually use premade mixes, I’m not sure why though as this sounds really tasty. I like that it’s fairly healthy too, it sounds like a good alternative if you don’t have a store cupboard full of spices!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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