Air fryer shawarma-spiced squash & veggie sausage bake
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Air fryer shawarma-spiced squash & veggie sausage bake

This veg-rich, one-pot wonder uses the air fryer to brown sausages evenly and quickly. A light drizzling of oil and plant-based sausages keep fat levels to a minimum, too.

For tips on cooking safely with your air fryer, go to the method tab.

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VegetarianHealthyLow in saturated fat2 of your 5 a day
  • Serves3
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time40 mins

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  • 3 small red onions, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 350g Cooks' Ingredients Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash
  • 1 tbsp Essential Olive Oil
  • tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Shawarma Paste
  • 230g pack This Isn't Pork Sausages
  • 1 tbsp lemon thyme or thyme leaves
  • 1 small handful round lettuce leaves
  • 4 tbsp Tzatziki
  • 3 Greek style flatbreads, warmed


  1. Turn the air fryer to 180ºC and insert the grate in the cooking bowl. Toss the onions, sweet potato and squash with the oil in a bowl. Season, tip into the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir the vegetables and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring again halfway through. Meanwhile, put a little water in the kettle on to boil.

  2. Combine the shawarma paste with 1 tbsp just-boiled water in a small bowl. Add the sausages to the air fryer, pour over the shawarma mixture and add the thyme leaves. Carefully stir to mix through and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes, stirring halfway. The sausages and vegetables should be golden brown and tender by this point. If they don’t look caramelised, cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve the sausage mixture with the lettuce leaves, tzatziki and warmed flatbreads.

Cook’s tip

Customer safety tips 

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and advice for specific foods
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to the correct temperature
  • If cooking different foods together, be aware that they may require different times and temperatures
  • Spread food evenly – do not overcrowd pan/chamber 
  • Turn food midway through cooking 
  • Check food is piping/steaming hot and cooked all the way through 
  • Aim for golden colouring – do not overcook
  • Use a food thermometer/probe to check temperature: more details here
  • Check out the FSA webpage for further advice:


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,237kJ/ 534kcals



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