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  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Lactose free
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

For a no-fuss family favourite, these comforting devilled sausages will hit the spot – and all you need is one pan!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time45 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Devilled sausages


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 8 beef or pork sausages
  • 40g butter
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 3 cups (750ml) salt-reduced beef stock
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbs tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • Flat-leaf parsley, to serve
  • Thinly sliced red chilli, extra, to serve
  • Mashed potato, to serve
  • Steamed seasonal green vegetables, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2817kJ/674 Cals (32%), Protein: 28g (56%), Fat: 51g (73%), Sat Fat: 22g (92%), Sodium: 2408mg (120%), Carb: 26g (8%), Sugar: 17g (19%), Dietary Fibre: 4g (13%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 mins or until soft and lightly browned. Add the capsicum, garlic and chilli and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until capsicum begins to soften. Season. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Step 2

    Add the sausages to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, for 4-5 mins or until browned. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Step 3

    Add the butter to the pan and cook for 1 min or until butter melts. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until mixture is grainy. Gradually whisk in the stock and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 mins or until the mixture boils and thickens. Add the Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and sugar and stir to combine. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins or until mixture thickens. Season. Add sausages and onion mixture and simmer for 15 mins or until sausages are cooked through. Add the apple and cook for 2-3 mins or until just tender.

  4. Step 4

    Sprinkle sausage mixture with parsley and extra chilli and serve with mashed potato and steamed vegetables.

Recipe tip

Clever storage:
Allow the cooked devilled sausages to cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Devilled sausages recipe

Make weeknights a breeze with this super-simple recipe for classic devilled sausages. With just 10 minutes of prep time and using affordable ingredients and pantry staples, the whole family will love this one-pan hearty casserole loaded with sausages, onion and red capsicum. The hero component of the dish is the sweet, spicy and slightly tangy sauce. The word ‘devilled’ comes from the spicy sauce. The dish is popular in Western countries like the UK and New Zealand, but Aussies have made devilled sausages their own. 

How to make devilled sausages

Not sure what sausages to use for this recipe? Beef or pork sausages both work just as well, so it depends on your personal preference and what you have on hand. The key to a good devilled sausage recipe is using quality ingredients and striking the right balance in the sauce. You’ll taste sweetness from the onion, brown sugar and apple, tanginess from the tomato and Worcestershire sauce, plus the hit of spice from the red chilli. All the ingredients are cooked in the one pan, ensuring all the flavours can develop. 

What to serve with devilled sausages

The best side dish to serve with our easy devilled sausages recipe is something that can mop up all that saucy goodness. Crusty bread, polenta and mashed potatoes all work well. But you can also serve it alongside steamed rice, pasta, vegetables or even a simple side salad.

Love this recipe?

While a devilled sausage is always a winner, for more sausage recipe ideas, try Luke Mangan’s penne with pork sausage, tomatoes and fetta, our Tex-Mex sausage tray bake with lime sour cream or this cheat’s five-ingredient spicy sausage pizza