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Easy Pork and Fennel Sausage Tray Bake with Apple Cider and Cabbage

Simmer juicy pork sausages in apple cider for a quick boost of flavour.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 15 minutes
    •    Cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •   1 small red cabbage, cut into 4 thick slices
    •   1/2 butternut pumpkin, cut into 1cm-thick slices
    •   2 small red delicious apples, thinly sliced crossways
    •   8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
    •   2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    •   2 teaspoons fennel seeds
    •   8 thick pork sausages
    •   1 cup apple cider
    •   1 bunch broccolini, halved lengthways
    •   Small fresh thyme sprigs, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with sides with baking paper.
  2. Place cabbage, pumpkin, apple and garlic on prepared tray. Combine 1 tablespoon oil and fennel seeds in a small bowl. Season. Drizzle fennel mixture over vegetables. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook sausages, turning for 5 minutes or until browned all over. Add cider. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 4 minutes or until reduced slightly.
  4. Top vegetables with broccolini and sausage mixture. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and sausages are cooked through. Serve sprinkled with thyme.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste Recipes at


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