How to cook sausages in the oven

This oven cooked sausages recipe really makes cooking sausages even easier and a lot less messy! Using fresh sausages will only take 25 minutes, frozen 45 minutes. Check out my easy recipe for how to cook sausages in the oven.

oven cooked sausages

Nothing beats oven-cooked sausages, they are warm, tasty and use less fat than frying! It’s a win, win. It’s so easy to cook sausages in the oven, simply place the sausages and a little oil in an oven-safe dish and bake!

Why you’ll love this oven cooked sausages recipe

Knowing how to cook sausages in the oven is a great skill to have, you can adapt your knowledge to make sausage casserole, toad in the hole or even just cook a nice warming hot dog without having to watch over it.

I love cooking sausages in the oven, it’s a lot less messy than on the hob. It’s easy to put them in and leave them while you get on with other things.

Top Questions

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Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

SAUSAGES!

I’m not sure we could oven-cook sausages without this vital ingredient, I love pork sausages from a local farm shop. They have a fuller flavour and contain fewer unnecessary ingredients.

You can use any of your favourite sausages, chipolata sausages or even meat-free! Just be sure to check to adjust the cooking time depending on size. It would need longer for larger sausages or less time for smaller sausages like chipolatas.

How to make oven cooked sausages – step by step

  • Firstly, preheat your oven to 190 degrees celsius and poke a little hole to release excess fat.
  • Cook the sausages in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Make sure to turn them over halfway through cooking.
  • Once your sausages are fully cooked, serve and enjoy!
6 sausages in waxed paper
oven cooked sausages in an oven proof dish with olive oil

Top Tips

  • Be sure to preheat your oven, it will make cooking quicker and ensure your sausages cook evenly.
  • Pierce a tiny hole in the skin of your uncooked sausages so fat can escape and stop your oven-cooked sausages from splitting.
  • Use a food thermometer to check your sausages are fully cooked all the way through, there should be no pink bits and your thermometer should read 75 degrees celsuis. If you don’t have a food thermometer and are worried about the sausages not being cooked then slice them sausages open and check the centre.

What to serve with oven cooked sausages

POTATOES

Oven-cooked sausages pair perfectly with all types of potatoes, personally, I am partial to creamy mashed potatoes with thick gravy. But you could roast potatoes, make chips or fry some potato slices with onion, and bacon and add your oven sausages for a breakfast fry up!

HOT DOG BUNS

The classic winter BBQ wouldn’t be complete without rain! If the rain does ruin your BBQ then have an indoor hot dog by cooking your sausages in the oven and toasting your bun in a toaster. Add your favourite topping and you’ve got yourself and English BBQ.

YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS – TOAD IN THE HOLE

Knowing how to cook sausages in the oven means you can create this classic dinner. Start by cooking your sausages for about half the allotted time and then add your Yorkshire mix and cook until the sausages are piping hot all the way through and the Yorkshire mix is fully cooked.

SPICY SAUSAGE PASTA BAKE

Pop your sausages in the oven, and then fry off some vegetables, garlic and onion with your favourite spices. I love mixing tomatoes passata with some cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin and a little turmeric. blended together makes a wonderfully warming sauce that pairs perfectly with your sausages cooked in the oven.

Equipment

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All you need is an oven-safe dish and a spatula or fork to turn your sausages halfway through cooking. It couldn’t be easier to learn how to cook sausages in the oven.

oven cooked sausages in an enamel dish

Substitutions and variations

As this recipe is nearly entirely made up of sausages the only variations I can recommend are different types of sausages. I love Cumberland sausages, but Lincolnshire sausages, plain pork, pork and apple… plus a million and one other combinations.

The cooking time for this recipe is for normal size sausages. If they are a little larger – for example, I find butcher sausages tend to be a bit larger so I would recommend adding 5 minutes to the cooking time. For chipolatas, I would recommend cooking them in the oven for 15-20 minutes. No matter the size make sure you turn them over halfway through cooking.

Storing oven cooked sausages / Making ahead of time options

Sausages can be kept for about 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. But you could also freeze your sausages, once oven-cooked allow them to fully cool and then freeze for up to a month.

You can cook sausages prior to needing them, just keep them in the fridge. They are best fresh though.

FAQS

How long do sausages take to cook in the oven?

Sausages take about 20-30minutes to cook in the oven. But be sure to read the packaging of the individual type of sausages to make sure they are fully cooked all the way through.

Can you bake sausages in the oven?

You can bake sausages in the oven! It couldn’t be easier. Simply pierce a hole in the skin to release extra fat ( this helps your sausages not to split in the oven and enjoy!

Are oven cooked sausages healthy?

Everything can be enjoyed in moderation, oven-cooked sausages can be cooked with less fat than fried sausages.

How do I cook sausages in the oven UK?

Cooking sausages in the oven is a great and easy way to prepare sausages for recipes and meals. To cook sausages in the oven preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Place the sausages on a baking tray with a little oil and cook for 20-25 minutes, until thoroughly cooked, turning halfway through the cooking time.

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Recipe

Oven Cooked Sausages

Sisley White
This oven cooked sausages recipe really makes cooking sausages even easier and a lot less messy! Using fresh sausages will only take 25 minutes, frozen 45 minutes. Check out my easy recipe for how to cook sausages in the oven.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Servings 6 sausages
Calories 344 kcal

Equipment

  • Medium sized oven proof dish
  • knife

Ingredients
  

  • 6 pork sausages
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 190°C/ 375°F/ Gas 5.
  • Put the oil and then the sausages on a baking tray. Using a knife carefully cut a small hole into each sausage's skin to help any fat escape when cooking.
  • Cook the sausages in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Make sure to turn them over halfway through cooking.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 344kcalProtein: 17gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 719mgPotassium: 280mgVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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8 thoughts on “How to cook sausages in the oven”

  1. 5 stars
    Sending this to my husband immediately as he insists on frying sausages – thus leaving a film of grease all over the stove. Highly useful post, thank you Sisley x

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  2. 5 stars
    This is such a useful recipe post. Cooking sausages in the oven doesn’t immediately spring to mind but it is so much easier, no standing over the hob watching them to stop them burning.

    Reply

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