I have been sick for the past few days… (after everyone else had been sick in turns) and so haven’t felt like donning my apron and starting into meals that take anything other than the merest of thought (for me, it is usually the thinking of what we eat and how I’ll make it that takes the most of my energy) so this ticked all the boxes.
It is becoming slghtly obsessive eating though, I do wake thinking about it; unfortunately my kids are starting to look for a bit of variety in their diet…
This recipe comes third-hand: my friend Bernadette originally got it from Cherry Menlove (great blog despite the dodgy sounding name), made it her own, then I made my own version via Bernadettes… a sign of a great recipe!!
We don’t love very spicy food, so up the chilli sauce and add a few chillis to your own requirements.
Speedy Spicy Sausage Pasta
1 onion chopped
1 Chorizo sausage, cut into thin rounds
garlic, crushed (I use 3-4 cloves)
2 tins of tomatoes
2 tablespoon tomato puree
chopped herbs (I used approx 1 tablespoon of basil and 1 tablespoon of mixed dried herbs)
Sweet chilli sauce
Ball of Mozzarella (approx 15g)
500g Pasta cooke to al dente
Quickly fry the onion in a little oil, then when softened, add the sausage and garlic. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn, add the tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs.
Stir in the sweet chilli sauce to your requirements, then pour the whole lot over the pasta.
Break up the mozzarella, and add it to the dish before ladling large portions into waiting bowls.
You could stretch this by using 1 kg of pasta, and having dinner for a couple of days!