How to… Cook Stovies

Thank you very much to Allyson Allison for the latest addition to our Cooking Tips & Recipes collection. Allyson has shared her (not-so-secret) family recipe, a take on a true Scottish favourite.

“This is my mums recipe, so I better not try and take the credit for it.”

Allyson Allison


  • Large Casserole Dish (& Lid)
  • 4 Square Sausage (small size pieces)
  • Maris Piper Potatoes (thinly sliced) – more than you would use if you were to boil them
  • 2 Onions (thinly sliced)
  • 400g tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Garlic Salt + Pepper to season
  • Oven Pre-Heated to 200°C


  1. Start layering…… Quarter (¼) of the sliced potatoes in casserole dish, then add half (½) of sliced onion, one sausage in small pieces……. repeat layering until all potatoes, sausage and onion used
  2. Pour over chopped tomatoes, season top of tomatoes with garlic salt, pepper and a good couple of shakes of Worcestershire sauce
  3. Put casserole lid on and place on middle shelf in oven…… 200°C
  4. After one hour, take out of oven and use large serving spoon to mix and chop ingredients.
  5. Return to oven. Takes approximately 1½ to 2 hours depending on how thinly potatoes cut….. but you’ll know when potatoes are cooked and soft in texture.
  6. Serve with large glass of milk, HP sauce…. 😀
Step 4 – Out of oven
Step 4 – Give it a mix

Step 5 – Voila!