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Sausage and Tomato Pasta

11 Aug

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This is a quick and simple recipe with very few ingredients – and you probably already have all, or nearly all, of them in the cupboard already. It’s a great meal to make for when you want something quick but hearty and filling, and don’t want to fill up on junk food.

Leftovers should be fine to reheat for around three days if kept in the fridge, or around a month if frozen.

Serves: four people.

Cost per person: £0.43 (price based on Tesco Value ingredients).

Ingredients:

  • 300g pasta
  • 1 large onion
  • 8 small or 4 large sausages
  • 2 cans (400g each) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsps mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Method

1) Cook the sausages according to the instructions on the packet and set aside.

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2) Chop and fry the onion and garlic on a medium heat for around 3-4 minutes, until soft and golden.

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3) Put the pasta on to boil, and add the chopped tomatoes to the onion and garlic and season with mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Simmer for around eight minutes.

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4) Chop the sausages into pieces and add to the tomato sauce. Simmer until the pasta is ready.

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5) Drain the pasta and serve.

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Spicy Tuna and Tomato Pasta

6 Jul

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This meal is a great one for when you’re running low on food and need to use up things from the back of the cupboard. It’s also good for when you’re in a rush as it only takes ten minutes to prepare and cook!

Tip: you can make this dish as spicy as you want by using more or less chilli powder. If you’re not a fan of spicy food then it still tastes good if you only use 1/2 a tsp of chilli powder – I wouldn’t leave the chilli out entirely, as using a little bit still gives some flavour without actually making the dish spicy.

Leftovers should be fine to reheat for around three days if kept in the fridge, or around a month if frozen.

Serves: two people.

Cost per person: £0.79 (price based on Tesco Value ingredients).

Ingredients:

  • 200g pasta
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can (185g) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1-2 tsps chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Method

1) Put the pasta on to boil. Whilst it is cooking chop the onion and garlic, and fry them for around 3 minutes with the chilli powder on a high heat.

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2) Turn down the heat on the onions. Add the tin of tomatoes and cook for around 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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3) Add the tuna to the tomatoes and onions and heat through.

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4) Drain the pasta and serve!

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