Slimming World Sausage and Bean Bake with Potato Topping

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For a tasty and filling Slimming World dinner idea, try this Sausage & Bean Bake, which is filled with sausages, bacon, and butter beans in a tomato sauce and topped with potato. Best of all, if you use SW brand sausages it’s completely FREE if you are Food Optimising! This is a great recipe to feed the whole family knowing that you are staying on plan!

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Sausage & Bean Bake

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.

Autumn is here again, and for me it’s all about comfort food! Once the nights draw in and the days get colder I need those kinds of recipes that make me feel all warm and snuggly inside.

This recipe takes a little while to make and cook – about an hour and a half all together – so it’s better for a weekend, or for when you have time in the day to get it prepped to pop in the oven later to cook through.

If you are not following Slimming world, you can make this dish with any kind of sausages you like, but if you are on SW then you need to be using the SW sausages from Iceland as they’re totally FREE, or use lower-fat sausages and count the Syns (check your book or online membership for the latest correct details).

To make this savory bake, you need to boil the potatoes in advance for the topping, and cook the filling ingredients in a pan first before transferring to a casserole dish.

However, if you have one of those flameproof casserole dishes, like the Le Creuset ones you can cook the filling on the stove top directly in that. (In the US they’re called Dutch ovens.)

This sausage bean bake is really filling and could potentially serve 4-6 people depending on how big your appetite is.

This recipe for Sausage & Bean Bake serves 4 and is Free when Food Optimising.

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Sausage & Bean Bake Recipe Tips

  • First and foremost this is a Slimming World recipe, so it uses the Slimming World brand of frozen sausages which are FREE when Food Optimising.
  • That said, you can use any kind of sausages – just make sure you work out their Syn value if you are on SW. And if you’re not on SW, then use whatever sausages you like, and don’t worry about it!
  • If you don’t like butter beans, you could use other types of beans instead. Cannellini, haricot, and pinto beans would all work well.
  • This dish could be made in advance, cooled down, and placed in the fridge until ready to cook through either later in the day, or the next day.
A plateful of sausage and bean bake with a fork on the side

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How Do I Make Sausage & Bean Bake?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Sausage & Bean Bake - Slimming World Friendly Recipe

Sausage & Bean Bake with Potato Topping

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Slimming World friendly recipe is a hearty and filling dish with sausages and butter beans cooked in a tomato sauce and topped with crispy potatoes.


  • 800g potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 200g back bacon rashers, visible fat rmoved, roughly chopped
  • 12 frozen Slimming World Syn-free Pork Sausages, defrosted and halved
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 (400g) can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml hot chicken stock (broth)
  • 5 Tbsp tomato purée (tomato paste)
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  2. Boil potatoes for 6-8 minutes until slightly soft. Drain well and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, spray a large saucepan or flameproof casserole dish with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the bacon and sausages and cook for 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Add the onion and carrot and cook gently for 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  6. Add the butter beans, tomatoes and stock to the casserole dish and bring to the boil.
  7. Add the tomato purée and stir well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Season well with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Pile the potatoes on top and spray with cooking spray. If you cooked the filling in a saucepan, transfer to a casserole dish before topping with potatoes.
  10. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp and golden.
  11. Sausage & Bean Bake - Slimming World Friendly Recipe


  • Slimming World Syns per serving: FREE when Food Optimising.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 552Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1081mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 9gSugar: 8gProtein: 30g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Slimming World in any way other than being a member and following their Food Optimising plan. This recipe may have been adapted from a Slimming World magazine or book. If you are reading this blog post or printing this recipe the chances are you already follow SW and know all the ins and outs of how it works. Please check with your consultant, in your member pack, or online at Slimming World’s website for full and up-to-date details about the plan as it may be updated from time to time in line with the latest nutritional information. I am not a doctor or dietician, or providing medical advice and hold no responsibility for the complete accuracy of calorie counts and nutritional information. And where applicable, Syns in Slimming World friendly recipes. I advise you to check your own resources if you are using recipes to lose weight. All weight-loss programs should be followed on advice from a doctor.

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