About this recipe: A healthier version of sausage casserole for those of us that want a healthier lifestyle. Serve along with some crusty bread and some carrot and swede mash and steamed broccoli.
This can be finished in the oven after you have added back in the sausages and cannellini beans. Just preheat the oven to 180 C / 160 C fan / Gas 4. You could also warm the crusty bread in the oven just before serving for a nice warm winter treat.
I choose this recipe because I have a jar of smoked paprika lurking from pre diabetes diagnosis days. Obviously I needed to change quite a bit to make the recipe healthy for me but most recipes using smoked paprika need more than a shopping trip. To make it diabetes healthy the onion and garlic were sauteed in olive oil. I fried low carb >90%meat sausage in the pan afterwards. The leeks were sauteed in butter. Imho leeks taste better in butter and butter has no carbs. I added green pepper and chopped carrot along with the tomatoes. I used a tin of mixed beans because that was what I had in the cupboard. Even then there was too much liquid. So no evil potatoes, bread, wine or stock necessary. Served with kale and broccoli. I would certainly do it again but use only 1 tin of tomatoes as the sauce was far too thin despite omitting the stock. - 11 Dec 2016