Try my version of the classic British bangers and mash recipe! The mashed potatoes are creamy, the sausage is flavorful, and the onion gravy is mouthwatering. Throw together this simple dish for a quick lunch or dinner.
Why You’ll Love This Bangers and Mash Recipe
I’ve been on a British kick, and recently I made the best fish and chips you could imagine, so it was only natural for me to move on to bangers and mash! While it’s a little bit of a funny name, the dish itself is very simple! It’s sausage – bangers – and mashed potatoes – mash.
While my version is not completely authentic, this recipe turned out so well! This dish is so easy to make, it’s relatively cheap, and it’ll fill you up when you’re craving a cozy comfort meal. I couldn’t get Cumberland sausages, so I used regular bratwursts and, to be completely honest, this is my new favorite way of cooking brats! No more grilling for me!
I’ve made sure to take you step by step through the ingredients and the recipe, but once you get the basic gist you can switch things up however you’d like. Choose your favorite sausage (maybe even a veggie-based one), make a different kind of mashed potatoes (I’ve shared some ideas!), or make your own version of gravy! However you make it, you’re going to love it!
Ingredients for Making Bangers and Mash
At this point we know bangers and mash consist of sausages and mashed potatoes, but we can’t forget for the gravy! Below are the ingredients for mashed potatoes, along with the items you’ll need to make your super flavorful onion gravy along with the sausage juices.
I’ve also included more mashed potato recipes in case you’d like to elevate your dish with a slightly more “fancy” kind of mash.
Mashed Potato “Mash” Ingredients
- Potatoes – peeled, washed, and quartered
- Milk or Cream
- Salt and Pepper – to taste
Sausage “Bangers” and Onion Gravy Ingredients
- Pork Sausages – I used original brats
- Onion – sliced
- All-Purpose Flour
- Brown Sugar
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Beef Stock
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper – to taste
More Mashed Potato Recipes
- Bacon Mashed Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
- Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Easiest Mashed Potatoes
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
How to Make My Bangers and Mash Recipe
Step 1: Preheat
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Make Mashed Potatoes
Put your potatoes in a large pot and cover them with water. Boil until they’re soft and then drain the water out. Heat butter and milk together, and pour them into the pot with the potatoes. Mash them with a potato masher and add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: Make Sausage and Gravy
Start by heating a large frying pan over medium to low heat with olive oil. Add the sausages and fry until they’re golden in color, and then remove them and set them aside.
Add the onions to the sausage juices and cook until they’re softened and golden. Then, add the flour, brown sugar, and vinegar, and cook until everything is light brown in color. Slowly whisk in the beef stock, and then add the sausages back into the gravy and bake them for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Serve
Plate two sausages on top of the mashed potatoes and then top them with a generous portion of the onion gravy. Enjoy!
It’s a fun name for sausage and mashed potatoes.
Back in the day, bangers were made with water, so if they got too hot they would explode. This would result in a loud bang, hence the name!
It originated in the British Isles, but don’t get confused! I don’t just mean England – Irish bangers and mash are very important to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland alike.
Bangers and Mash is traditionally comprised of mashed potatoes, sausage, onion gravy, and peas! The gravy is then poured all over the dish – yum!
More Recipes to Serve with Mashed Potatoes
- Try Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms and Creamy Mashed Potatoes for a comforting dish.
- There’s nothing like Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, and this recipe is in the Instant Pot!
- Baked Coconut Chicken Strips are such a great crunchy pairing with mashed potatoes.
- Try Honey Maple Pork Chops with your mash for a sweet and savory combo.
- Chicken in Garlic and Mushroom Cream Sauce will be great over potatoes too because you can pour the extra cream sauce on top!
Bangers and Mash Recipe
- Mashed Potatoes “mash”
- 2 pounds potatoes peeled, washed and quartered
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk or cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- Sausages and gravy “bangers”
- 1 large onion sliced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups beef stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 pork sausages I used original brats
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Boil until soft then drain. Heat the butter and milk together and pour into the pot with the potatoes. Mash with a potato masher and taste to see if you need to add salt and pepper.
- For the sausage and onion gravy start by heating a large frying pan over medium to medium low heat with the olive oil. Add in the sausages and fry until golden in color then remove and set aside. Add in the onions and cook until softened and golden. Add in the flour, brown sugar and vinegar and cook until light brown color. Slowly whisk in the beef stock. Add the sausages back into the gravy and bake for 30 minutes.
- To serve place 2 sausages on top of the mashed potatoes then top with a generous portion of the onion gravy.