Recipe: Sausage and bean pasta #RespectThePasta

 

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Remember when I told you I was taking part in the #RespectThePasta challenge with Ask Italian? Well this is the 2nd challenge… to create a pasta dish and share the recipe with you! I was tempted to try a lasagne, but in the past have royally messed it up and decided to leave facing my pasta nemesis for a later date and focus on something that a) will be tasty and b) won’t set the fire alarms off! I was given a set rules to follow:

Pasta DO:
-Use LOTS of boiling, well-salted water
-Cook for two minutes less than the packet instructions and finish cooking in the sauce with a spoonful of cooking water
-Enjoy immediately in small portions in warm bowls or plates – “pasta waits for no man”
DO NOT
-Tip pasta into a colander to drain it – use tongs or a slotted spoon to take pasta out of the water
-Test ‘done-ness’ by throwing pasta onto the walls
-Use too much sauce – coat the pasta, don’t drown it

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As part of my future quest to start meal planning I wanted to whittle down the contents of the cupboard, so this is a bit of a mishmash of things created using the ‘fling it all together and see what happens’ method, one of my faves!

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You need: Beef Sausages, mixed mexican beans, passata, and Tripoline pasta. Oh, and CHEESE!

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Method: Pre cook your sausages, then add them to a large pot of passata, a tin of mixed Mexican beans and any herbs you fancy flinging in. I used basil & olive oil flavoured passata because it happened to be in the cupboard, but you could add these things separately, or spice it up with some chilli oil! Anyway, I digress, simmer on a low heat whilst you boil your pasta. I used Tripoline because it is wavy and fun to eat, added it to boiled water with liberal amounts of salt, and cooked for 2 minutes less than the packet tells you too (10 minutes in my case!) following the rules above!

Plate up, sprinkle with cheese and add a warm ciabatta to mop up the sauce… ta dah!

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What’s your favourite pasta dish to make?

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6 Comments

  1. 17th April 2014 / 9:32 am

    Hmm this looks tasty, I mainly cook veggie so will have to try this to placate the carnivore I am married to. We make a great pasta dish with asparagus and cream – so yummy!

  2. 17th April 2014 / 9:35 am

    Man I’m hungry now! Pasta is the best invention ever, I could eat it every day!

  3. Time waits for no mum
    17th April 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Oh this looks so tasty, anything with cheese is good in my book but especially sausage pasta, so many tasty things in one dish!

  4. 17th April 2014 / 4:36 pm

    Sausage-y tomato-y bean-y things are my favourite kinds of dinners. With pasta too?! Yummy! PS… You have posh pasta. That pasta definitely gets respect! x

  5. 17th April 2014 / 9:45 pm

    I think my favourite pasta to date has to be one I got off Where are my knee’s; chorizo, mushroom and pepper pasta bake. Was SO good!x

  6. Sophie Rose Hearts
    27th April 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Yumyum, sounds like a fun challenge, does the throwing to the wall trick work?

    Sophie x

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