Toad in the hole is a simple yet delicious dish that both the kids and adults can enjoy. It’s straightforward to prepare, so it’s great to get the kids involved in making this delicious dish.

Toad in the Hole

For anyone who has never heard of this dish, it’s sausages cooked in a Yorkshire pudding batter. It’s super simple and incredibly filling so perfect if you’re someone who is on a tight budget but wants a tasty meal.

This dish is excellent on its own, but you might want to cook up some onion gravy or something similar to go with it. While the sausages are in the oven baking, it’s the perfect time for you to prepare the gravy, so it’s ready to go when they come out of the oven.

If you’re trying to think of some side dishes to go with this meal, then mash potatoes and peas are the perfect match for toad in the hole.

Oven Baked Toad in the Hole

Even a delicious cauliflower cheese will go great as a side dish. With that said, there are a huge amount of other sides that I haven’t mentioned that will perfectly match with this dish. It just really comes down to what you’re feeling like and how big your budget is.

The video below will take you through all the steps to making this deliciously easy dish. It’s incredibly simple and won’t take up too much of your time. You can also find the full written recipe underneath the video or in our super cool easy recipe cookbook.

Easy Toad in the Hole Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
45 Minutes
Total time
55 Minutes


  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 500g (1 lb) thick beef sausages
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & ¼ cups milk


  1. Preheat an oven to 200°C  (400°F).
  2. Pour the oil into a casserole dish and add the sausages.
  3. Bake the sausages for roughly 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn after 5 minutes.
  4. While the sausages are cooking, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the middle, add the milk and eggs. Whisk until the batter is smooth.
  5. Remove the casserole dish from the oven and pour the batter over the sausages.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the batter is puffed up and golden brown.
  7. Serve & Enjoy

Cooking Tips

  • You can pan fry the sausages instead, but this will, of course, make more washing up.
  • If you’re using frozen sausages, then it’s best to defrost them before starting this recipe. Cooking from frozen may not deliver the best result.
  • Thick sausages work the best, but you can use slimmer ones instead. Just be careful that you don't overcook thin sausages. I recommend that you reduce the initial baking time of the thin sausages to only five minutes.
  • If you wanted to be super lazy then you can always use a yorkshire pudding packet mix instead.
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Nutritional Information

All the nutritional information for this dish can be found right below. Keep in mind this doesn’t include any extras that you might have with it. I should also mention that this information is just an estimate as it was merely calculated using an online tool.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 255g (8.99 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 658 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 16.8g 84%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 1269mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 25g 50%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

If you have decided that you don’t feel like making this dish, then there are a ton of others that you should try out. A sausage casserole is always an easy dish that will also feed a few heads.

I hope you enjoy this deliciously easy toad in the hole recipe and that you didn’t run into problems making it. If you have some feedback, tips, variations or something else that you would love to add, then be sure to leave a comment below.