Most kids (and adults for that matter) love pasta, and would probably eat it every night of the week given the chance. Try a regular pasta night once a week, and enjoy beautifully fresh handmade spelt pasta from the local pasta shop.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red onion, finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 cooked sausages, thinly sliced
- 800 g crushed tomatoes (2 tins)
- 2 whole roasted red peppers, diced
- 20 kalamata olives, chopped
- 600 g pasta
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- ½ teaspoon chilli flakes or fresh chopped chilli (optional)
- 50 g parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 handful basil leaves
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Bring a large pot of water to the boil. While waiting for the water to boil, heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Add onion and cook for a few minutes until softened, then add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Add sausage slices, cooking until slightly browned and crisp, then add tomato and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add red pepper and olives.
[dropcap]4[/dropcap]Cook for 10-15 minutes until sauce thickens.
[dropcap]5[/dropcap]Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook for required time. Fresh pasta will only take about 4-5 minutes. For dried pasta, follow the directions on the packet.
[dropcap]6[/dropcap]Just before serving, add balsamic vinegar to the sauce and cook for a further 2 minutes.
[dropcap]7[/dropcap]Add drained pasta and toss to coat.
[dropcap]8[/dropcap]Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, basil and chilli if desired.
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