Non-Vegetarian Sausage, Onion and Tomato Pie


We have a man who comes into our bookshop to plant vegetarian propaganda. It drives me crazy. 

Don’t get me wrong, I respect the choices of vegetarians and vegans and I even agree with some of the points they make about meat production. However, what I don’t appreciate or respect is this guy hiding propaganda in my books which says things like ‘Why Jesus would be a vegetarian’. It just makes us look like some type of cult church, we believe no such thing! GRR.

Anyway the other day I found a Viva! ‘Reasons to go Veggie, Vegetarian Recipes’ booklet in our literature rack and instead of throwing it into the recycling muttering darkly I thought I would try some of the recipes. Last night I cooked a Sausage, Onion and Tomato Pie (using normal sausages instead of veggie) and it was delicious! 

Sausage, Onion and Tomato Pie
Serves 4

  • 2tbsp oil
  • 450g Sausages cut into chunks
  • 1 Medium Onion chopped finely
  • 2 Sticks of Celery
  • 225g Mushrooms (I used broccoli!)
  • 6 chopped tomatoes (I used a tin of chopped tomatos)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 50g frozen peas
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 700g Mashed Potato

1. Fry the sausages in the oil until cooked and put aside.
2. Fry the onion and celery in the oil for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 3-4 minutes
4. Add the tomatoes and stir well.
5. Add the basil, chilli powder and season to taste.
6. Cover the mixture and simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.
7. Add the frozen peas and sausage pieces and stir well before pouring the mixture into a deep, ovenproof dish.
8. Cover the mixture with mashed potatoes and place under the grill until the top has browned and serve immediately. If the pie has been prepared in advance and has cooled down, cook at 190ºC/375ºF/Gas 5 for about half an hour until the mashed potato has browned.

Thanks Vegetarian Man!


  1. That is lovely and subversive ~ use meat in a vegetarian recipe to make a good meal; well done!

  2. Hi,

    Just wanted to say that I tried this the other night & it was fabulous. the only difference was that I used sweet potatoes mixed in with the mash.

    Half way through eating it, my DH said " when are we having this again? So many thanks for the recipe.

    Perhaps you could invite the veggie to try a portion & see if he can tell the difference? LOL.

    How's the Night outreach going? We have one at our church (Hereford Baptist) It's been going for about 6-7 years and was featured on Songs of Praise awhile back.

    Kim Hereford

  3. Hi Kim,

    So glad you enjoyed it!

    NightLight is going really well, thanks. Gradually getting more into the swing of things as it's been going for a couple of months now and people are beginning to recognise us around town!