This sausage and pea pasta sauce post has just been updated with new photos! It is a favourite around here and I think it’s important that you give it a go! I remade these because I was doing a post about some new sausages (see it here). I think it tastes even better with these sausages (plus there is a higher veggie component this way) but you can use whatever you want.
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.
This is also perfect for popping into a thermos and sending off to school for hot lunches. Which is a favourite thing to do around here in winter.
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 whole grain 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. Scroll down below the recipe to see how little Master 5 was when I first did this recipe! The cuteness!
Check out also these easy-to-make pasta recipes that will surely be a hit to your kids:
- Basil chicken pasta sauce (with spinach they won’t notice)
- Cheesy chicken meatballs in cherry tomato pasta sauce
- Roasted veggie and bacon pasta bake
- 1 jar passata, 700grams
- 4 thin beef sausages
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 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.
Serving Size:A bucket's worth
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326 Total Fat: 21.5g Saturated Fat: 6.5g Trans Fat: 0.7g Unsaturated Fat: 12.7g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 484.1mg Carbohydrates: 22.7g Fiber: 5.1g Sugar: 10.9g Protein: 13.7g