Today we had a simple spicy sausage pasta for dinner. I’ve been pretty busy this week with web-design which will hopefully secure me some more work. The only problem is, I’ve been so busy I have barely spent any time in the kitchen. We’ve been living off simple pasta dishes that are ready in less than 15 minutes all week! I am having to put more thought into pasta dishes at the moment to stop them becoming repetitive. I love pasta, so this hasn’t been a problem for me! It is a problem for The Boy and Misteright, they get bored of pasta easily so I had to be more creative than usual. Tomato based sauces are a pasta favourite with them both so it was going to be a tomato based sauce. I just didn’t have much else in, just some smoked sausage, a bunch of sausages from the butcher & a pack of pancetta. It is actually amazing what I can do with a jar of passata 😉
Spicy sausage pasta is very versatile. You can add most fridge bottom veggies to it to bulk it up a bit more if needed. Grated carrot is a fabulous addition to any tomato based pasta sauce. Not only is it a great money saving tip for when you’ve not got very much cash but it’s a brilliant way to get extra vegetables into fussy eaters.