Herb & cranberry sausage loaf

Give meatloaf a festive makeover with the addition of lots of lovely herbs and cranberries – this crowd-pleasing lunch or dinner is fantastic with all the trimmings. 

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hours
  • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes 60 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 8


1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
50g dried cranberries
250g pack Waitrose 12 Rashers Smoked Dry Cured Streaky Bacon
1 large Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg
1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
450g pack Waitrose British Gourmet Pork Sausagemeat
125g wholemeal breadcrumbs 


1. Heat the oil in a small frying pan and gently cook the onion for 8-10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, herbs and cranberries and cook for a further 2 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl.

2. Preheat the oven to 190ºC, gas mark 5. Line a 900g loaf tin with the bacon rashers allowing them to overhang the edges.

3. Beat together the egg and tomato paste and add to the bowl with the sausagemeat and breadcrumbs, then mix well together. Pack into the tin and fold the bacon over the top. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown (cover loosely with foil if it browns too quickly) and cooked through. Rest in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out and slice.