Gluten-Free Toad in a Hole Casserole


"Toad in a Hole" Casserole

Good grief! What's a “Toad in a Hole” and why should you want to eat one?
Well, Toad in a Hole is an English recipe dating back to the1800’s. It was known as an inexpensive main dish: a combination of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, served with onion gravy and vegetables as a main course. It was called “Toad in a Hole” because, once it was cooked, it looked like little sausage "toads" were poking their heads out of a hole. Too funny! And yummy!
Our version is made with Inspiration Bakery and Mixes Crispy Batter Mix. Like everything else we give you, our Batter Mix is always Gluten-Free and Non-GMO!
The onion gravy recipe is also amazing. And it's something you can use when making mashed potatoes without a meat dish for drippings.
Try this dish, You will like it!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 8


  • Stove with Oven
  • 9" by 13" Baking Pan
  • Frying Pan (large)
  • Saucepan (small)
  • Dry Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Spatula
  • Wire Whisk
  • Bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
  • Plate


Toad in a Hole

  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 Teaspoons Inspiration Bakery and Mixes Crispy Batter Mix
  • 2 Eggs (whole)
  • 1 Cup Milk of Your Choice (non-dairy milks should not contain vanilla)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Sausages of Your Choice (link-style sausages work best and can be meat or vegetarian)
  • 4 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Leeks (sliced)
  • 2 Teaspoons Thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper (black)

Onion Gravy

  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Onions (minced)
  • Salt
  • Pepper (black)


Toad in a Hole

  • Preheat your oven to 400° F
  • In your mixing bowl, whisk together the dry Crispy Batter Mix and 1/2 teaspoon of thyme. Then add the milk, eggs, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Put the batter mixture in your refrigerator until you are ready to use it
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in your large frying pan over medium heat. Add your leeks to the frying pan and cook them, stirring frequently, for 5-8 minutes. They should be nicely colored at the edges. Add 1 teaspoon thyme, salt, and pepper just before you finish cooking the leeks. Put the leeks in a bowl and set aside
  • Put your 9" by 13" baking pan in the 400° oven for 5 minutes. Remove the pan, place the sausages in it, and then put it back in the oven for 10 minutes, until the sausages are not quite cooked and only slightly browned. Remove the sausages from the pan and put on a plate
  • Pour the refrigerated batter mix into the hot pan
  • Scatter the leeks over the batter, then scatter the sausages, and then the rest of the thyme.
  • Put your Toad in a Hole in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the batter is even and golden
  • While your Toad in a Hole is baking, prepare the onion gravy

Onion Gravy

  • In your small saucepan, add the water and cornstarch. Whisk the until there are no lumps
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan and then stir
  • Turner the burner under the saucepan to medium-high. Stir the mixture constantly until it comes to a low boil and thickens
  • Once it thickens, turn the burner off. Put a lid on top of the saucepan until you are ready to serve.
  • Remove your Toad in A Hole from the oven and serve hot with your Onion Gravy and vegetables of your choice!
Keyword Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Toad in a Hole

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