So. I normally have a big stash of sugo in the freezer ready to go. I am normally organised like that…but last night when I raided my favourite tupperware in the fridge there was no sugo. Not only was there no sugo but I had put the container back in empty, thus giving me the illusion of an endless supply.
What to do? I’d promised the kids pasta! So this was a quick, slap-it-together-in-five-minutes job that well and truly served the purpose- the mini kidgredients emptied their bowls!
Surprisingly Master 2 didn’t even notice the peas in this, he gobbled it so quickly. I’ve served this with wholegrain pasta, but feel free to try whatever pasta works best for your family. This sauce freezes well too, so set aside a few kid sized portions for those “good-grief-why-must-we-eat-every-night?” dinners that we often have to scrape together.
Next time I’ll be making this with chorizo. It would even work with leftover chicken. Sprinkle parmesan cheese or even fetta on top for extra flavour.
- 1 jar passata (700grams)
- 4 thin beef sausages
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Chop the sausages into 1 cm thick rounds.
- Add the oil to a fry pan over medium heat.
- Fry the sausages until browned.
- Add the onion and garlic and fry until the onion is translucent.
- Add the passata and oregano and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve hot over pasta (we did zoodles too) with parmesan cheese.
- Easily serves 4. We got 2 adults and two kids serves out of this- with two kids serves to freeze.