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Sausage and Mash Pie

This easy sausage and mash pie is fantastic comfort food, and perfect for a family dinner. Sausages and a simple onion gravy are topped with mashed potatoes, and baked in the oven.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: British
Keyword: easy, family dinner, mashed potato pie, sausage and mash pie, sausage cottage pie, sausage pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 571kcal
Author: Tonje



Mashed potatoes

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup milk


  • Heat up olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the sausages. Cook until they have browned on the bottom, then flip. Remove the sausages from the pan when they are brown on all sides.
    6 pork sausages, 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Add sliced onions to the same pan. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions are soft.
    2 cups sliced onion
  • Add Italian seasoning and tomato paste to the onions. Stir to combine, and sauté for another minute or until fragrant. Add the flour, and stir to coat the onions evenly.
    1 tablespoon tomato paste, ½ teaspoon dried herbs, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Gradually add beef broth to the pan. The flour will cause a thick sauce to form. Add the mustard. Allow the onion sauce to simmer for a few minutes.
    ½ cup beef broth
  • Add the sausages and onion gravy to a pie dish.
  • Meanwhile, peel and dice the potatoes. Add them to a large pot, and cover with water. Bring this to a boil, and allow the potatoes to simmer for a few minutes, or until they are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork.
    2 pounds potatoes
  • Drain off excess water from the potatoes, and add milk, seasoning, butter and cheese. Use a potato masher to mash everything together. Add extra cheese or seasoning to taste if you wish.
    2 tablespoons butter, ½ cup cheddar cheese, ½ cup milk, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Add the mashed potatoes on top of the sausages in the pie dish. Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 400 F / 200 C for about 15 minutes, or until the mash is slightly golden on top.



  • Store leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat and serve.
  • Add vegetables like diced carrots, peas, green beans, corn or diced peppers to the filling if you like.
  • For a lighter version, you can use chicken sausages, and omit the cheese from the mashed potatoes. Alternatively, replace the mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower instead.


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 1037mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg