(C)HECK Chicken Italia Sausages (& Recipe)

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So I’m a little behind schedule with this post as we are firmly in December, but you know what? Just cos ‘Movember’ is over doesn’t mean the message isn’t still applicable, right?!

Last month (November 2016) HECK renamed their Chicken Italia sausages as CHECK to help raise funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation. And it was about time I finally got to try the sausages I’ve been hearing everyone talking about…

Firstly, I should clarify (correct myself) and state that these are chipolatas so there are 10 in each packet and I ate 5 at a time (just 72kcal per 2). At the time I tried these, I was not eating red meat so I was a little over the moon to have a sausage even if chicken sausages are notorious for being dry and flavourless. But these one’s are well seasoned with basil, tomatoes and mozzarella and when cooked right, they aren’t too dry.

All I have left for the sausages are the packets… which I kept out of guilt for not taking a single picture and also to remind myself that I needed to share this with you! …When I was feeling a little under the weather they were perfect to just throw on the grill and one particular day I whipped up some sweet potato mash to go with them and the rest is as they say, history… or even, it’s below…


HECK Chicken Italia Sausages with Sweet Potato Mash & Caramelised Onions 

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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 125ml coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Method: Boil the sweet potato until tender (approx 10-15 mins) then drain them and return to the pan. Add the coconut milk and 1 tablespoon ghee / butter. Mash or blend to desired consistency. Heat the remaining ghee / butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the ghee is hot, add the onion and cook for 15 minutes, stirring periodically as they begin to brown and caramelise.

I use my Tefal OptiGrill to cook the sausages to perfection! Check out my review here.

Serve your sausages on a bed of mash and topped with the caramelised onions. Season with salt and pepper (if desired).


So, erm, sorry if you missed the special edition packages but you can get HECK sausages all year round!

Have you tried HECK sausages before?! What’s your favourite side to go with them?! 

Oh and boys! Don’t forget to CHECK 😉 

Elle 🙂 



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p.s this recipe was adapted from a whole30 recipe. The sausages were sent to me for review, but you know me, all opinions are my very own! ;) ..image source for top image came back as a broken link on 19th February 2019. Was "foodanddrinkglasgow" product-review-heck-chicken-italia-sausages/

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