Quick disclaimer: just so you know, if you're expecting Cordon Bleu food, you'll be sadly disappointed. This post is for those of us who need something more 'low maintenance'!
|Quick, easy, simple and delicious!|
I may have mentioned before that Kiddo can err on the fussy side.
Well, in actual fact she's getting a lot better about these things, but we still need to find ways to disguise the veg. in her life, which is where this little pasta bake comes in quite handy.
At the moment, Kiddo says this dish is her favourite!
Little does she know, that's she's eating far more veg. than she realises!
You see we make it with the Dolmio hidden veg sauce - any other extraneous veg I try to include gets left behind in her bowl (unless its her good old favourite - carrots).
Just to give you an idea of quantities in terms of persons this dish could feed, now that Kiddo has a good appetite, this serves us three with very little left over.
1 pack of 6 sausages
250g dried pasta
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
1 jar of tomato-based pasta sauce
A couple of handfuls of fresh or frozen mixed veg. of your choice.
A couple of handfuls of grated cheese
1. Put a pan of water on to boil (for the pasta) and preheat the oven according to the instructions on the sausage packet.
2. Cook sausages according to packet instructions (I usually use Heck Pork Sausages, or Rankin's or Tesco Finest). If you use the dish you want to eventually contain the whole bake, it saves on washing up!
3. Pour the dried pasta (I usually use Tesco or Sainsbury's free from pasta - usually Fusili, but Penne also works well) into a pan of boiling water. Cook according to instructions, then drain.
4. Once sausages are cooked, drain off any excess oil, and chop them into bite-sized pieces.
5. Add the drained pasta, the jar of tomato-based pasta sauce (Dolmio hidden veg in our case) and a few handfuls of frozen or fresh chopped veg. of your choice. I often add sweetcorn, peas, chopped carrot or pepper. Use two forks to 'toss' the ingredients together, ensuring that you achieve an even mix of the ingredinets.
6. Top with grated cheese (I use Daiya shredded mozzarella-style cheese - see here).
7. Return dish to the oven for another ten to fifteen minutes - to melt the cheese.
8. Serve into bowls and Bon Appetit!
This post is not an advert. I have not been paid to write this post. I am not sponsored in any way, even by advertising. I do not receive products free to review, although I have often been offered them. This is to try and maintain an unbiased approach. Any products listed in this post are here purely because they genuinely are the products we have used and enjoy consuming. They are included here merely to point people who are new to suitable products that they too may enjoy. All views expressed are my own (unless I've asked for The Hub's or Kiddo's). I try to tell is 'as-it-is'.