I’ve really missed this dish while doing No Count and don’t know why it’s taken me so long to come up with a recipe!  At just 2 points per person, it’s one to try!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • an onion, thinly sliced
  • 150g butternut squash, cut into small pieces
  • 8 Heck Chicken Italia sausages (4 points)
  • 100g oats, blitzed in food processor
  • 3 eggs
  • 300ml skimmed milk
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Lightly fry the onion for a couple of minutes.
  3. Put the sausage and butternut squash in a baking dish (spray the dish with Frylight first). Add the onion.
  4. Mix the eggs, milk and wholegrain mustard together and add to the oats. Season and whisk.
  5. Pour this mixture over the sausages, squash and onion.
  6. Cook in the oven for 45 minutes.


Served here with new potatoes, a selection of vegetables and gravy made from chicken stock and Bisto (for 1 point).

12 thoughts on “Toad in the Hole”

  1. hi
    great recipe, however my food processor is best described as temperamental, would I be able to use ready brek instead of the blitzed porridge oats as suggested do you think? Many thanks x

    1. Hi Tracey, glad you like the look of this recipe. 👍🏻💕 Ready Brek is more suited to cakes and I’m not sure if it would work in this recipe. You could always give it a go and see what it’s like though. Wishing you all the best in 2019 🎉 Helen xxxx

  2. Good idea for the Yorkshire pudding used to love toad in the hole but don’t eat sausages anymore , this recipe looks lovely ! X

    1. Hi and thank you Eileen 💕 The Yorkshire pudding mix works great with a roast dinner too 👍🏻💕 Enjoy the rest of your week 🤗 Helen xxxxxx

  3. Hi Helen The toad in the hole was so tasty and the OH loved it. I will be trying all your recipes especially the desserts as I have a very sweet tooth!!! X

    1. Hi Angela, it’s great to hear you both loved this one. Enjoy the desserts – it’s hard to believe you’re on No Count eating those:-) Helen xxx

  4. Had this last night – OH bit worried when he saw me grinding oats as he’s the Yorkshire maker, but WOW so good. Had with chicken sausages. Will become a favourite.
    Thankyou so much Helen. Loving the NC ! xx

    1. Hi Sam, thanks so much for your feedback – it’s great to hear how hubby enjoyed this one too. I’m glad you’re loving NC! Helen xxx

    1. Hi Dee, it depends if you’re doing No Count or if you’re tracking. (I haven’t worked out the sp if tracking for that recipe yet.) If following No Count, the only points are from the sausages – the other ingredients are all free. Tesco have quite a few Cumberland sausages – the Healthy Living ones are 3sp for 2 so that would make the recipe 3 points but you’d only have two sausages. The Tesco Light Choices Cumberland sausages are 2sp each so the meal would come out at 4sp if you had two sausages. Hope this helps, Helen xxx

  5. Hi Helen I made the Toad in the Hole last week and really enjoyed it so much that I made the Yorkshire pudding to go with my roast beef dinner today! Xx thanks for these great recipes xx

    1. It’s a pleasure – I’m so glad you liked the recipe! It is good to be able to make Yorkshire pudding so that it’s free on No Count instead of spending weeklies on a pre-prepared one. Hope you have a fab week ahead! Helen xxx

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