Had a craving for Pasta this weekend so threw together a quick Pasta recipe…

  • 6 sausage (75g), Chicken Sausage
  • 200g Wholewheat Penne Pasta
  • 100 g, Half Fat Mozarella
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 1 medium yellow pepper
  • 100g Mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Medium White Onions
  • 400g Tin Tomatoes
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • Basil Sprig
  • 4 Tablespoons Tomatoe Puree

This recipe uses a Marinara Sauce as the base – for the sauce:

  1. Heat the oil and cook the onion until soft (approx 10mins)
  2. Add crushed garlic cloves and cook for 1min
  3. Add the herbs, chili, tomato puree and tinned tomatoes
  4. Cook on low for half an hour

Tip: Batch cook and freeze this as a base sauce for various dishes 

  1. Preheat oven to 170C/350 F/Gas Mark 4
  2. Sautee the Peppers with a little olive oil (approx 7mins)
  3. Add the mushrooms cook these down a little until they give off water.
  4. Slice the sausages and add to the pan – seal these off then add the sauce.
  5. Add the marinara sauce, additional seasoning, simmer until the sausages are cooked (approx 15mins).
  6. Place the mixture into a oven dish and spoon half the mixture at the bottom
  7. Cover with uncooked pasta and then add the remaining sauce mixture evenly on top so pasta is covered.
  8. Break up the Mozzarella and distribute evenly on top.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 40mins.

Serves 4.0 l Calories 438 l Protein 31 g l Total Fat 9 g l Carbohydrate 58 g (Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 8g)