I’m a big fan of carbs and I just cannot give them up simply because it’s January. It’s dark, miserable outside and why on Earth would we want to give up something as beautiful as pasta? OK my hips and thighs probably do not agree with that, but my mouth and stomach have won. Let’s be honest we have tried salad for this first week of Jan, but it didn’t make the cut.
This recipe isn’t too unhealthy and it’s pretty simple. I have served it for just me and Andy so far, but I would serve it for other people who wouldn’t just put up for beans on toast.
If you don’t like sausages… think again.
But if you do want a change from sausages, then you can substitute this high sausage fest meal for another form of meat.
*1 red pepper
*1/2 chorizo ring
* 500ml of passata
* 1 tbsp of tomato puree
*1 veg stock cube
* 8 sausages
*1/2 bag of macaroni pasta
*Salt and Pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Cook a pack of sausages in the oven for 25-30 minutes on an oven tray in the middle of the oven until they are brown. When done, remove from the tray and leave to cool on the side. Leave the oven on a low heat for later.
Note: I prefer Lincolnshire Sausages for this recipe by any sausages will do.
2. Boil a medium side pan of water on the hob until comes to boiling before adding the macaroni pasta and cooking 8-10 minutes
3. Meanwhile chop your onion, pepper and chorizo into small pieces on a chopping board.
4. Spray a frying pan or pan using large pan using light cooking spray and let it heat up. Add the onion, pepper and chorizo and saute for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
5. Add passata, tomato puree, veg stock, a small amount of water to the pan and then mix. At this point it might start to splash, so I would add a lid.
6. Add salt, pepper and oregano to taste and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and leave for 10 minutes.
7. When finished add chopped sausages and drained cooked macaroni. Stir all together and transfer to a large casserole dish.
8. Top with light layer of grated cheese and place in the middle of the oven (around 120-150 degrees) for 5-10 minutes to let the cheese melt.
Serve with salad and good company!