I try not to eat too much pasta but it’s definitely a cost effective way of feeding the family. I also got some new pasta bowls for my birthday (not the one pictured which came from a pound shop about 10 years ago) which are just screaming out for a big tangle of linguine or tagliatelle.
I used just two pork sausages for this from a pack of 8, plus half a bag of baby spinach and a few spoons of creme fraiche. It will depend on how good the sausages are, but I estimate this cost about £2.00 for two portions.
What you need
- 2 pork sausages, skins removed
- Half a bag of baby spinach
- A clove of garlic, crushed
- 2 fat tablespoons of creme fraiche
- A teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
- Enough long pasta for two people
- Splash of olive oil
What you do
- Put your pasta on to cook
- Fry off the garlic in the olive oil, then crumble in the sausage meat and brown
- Add the creme fraiche and mustard to the pan, then add the spinach and cook until it wilts
- Add the cooked pasta to the pan with a drop of the cooking water and mix together. Done.
Make it veggie: Hmm, probably not worth it. You could try Quorn mince but I wouldn’t bother, frankly
Make it low-carb: LOL. Pasta.
Make it child-friendly: Use a mild mustard.