Thursday, 25 January 2018

Sausage Pesto Pasta Bake Recipe

It's been quite a while since I last posted a recipe so even though this is an extremely easy throw together meal, I thought it was about time I get posting my meals again. This sausage pesto pasta bake is extremely similar to my pizza pasta bake recipe, but a little bit cheaper to make and quicker. Pesto is such staple for us now, it's great to mix in with pasta and have for a quick lunch or tea and a £1 jar gets us quite a few meals. A bowl of plain pesto pasta is always good when you're on a budget but to make things a little more exciting, a few weeks ago I decided to bake it and throw in some other bits we had in the fridge as they needed using. I used some Asda Extra Special Sausages which are insanely good and some slices of pepperoni we had leftover from a previous meal but you could add chicken to this if you preferred, roasted peppers and red onion, bacon, anything you fancy really. It's a great meal to throw together last minute and use up any leftovers in your fridge.
sausage pesto pasta recipe
Ingredients: for 2 people
4-6 sausages
8 slices of pepperoni
160g pasta
4 tsps of pesto 
50g grated cheese

Method:
1. Start off by grilling the sausages. I used Asda Extra Special Cumberland ones because they are the best I've found
2. When the sausages are almost done, start your pasta. I used 80g per person and just added to boiling salted water. In a frying pan you can now start frying your pepperoni. I cut 4 slices in half and add to a hot pan, leaving to crisp up a little
3. When the pasta is done, drain well, cut the sausages into small pieces and then mix together in a pan, along with the pepperoni
4. Now add in around 4 teaspoons of pesto. I used Asda red pesto but there are so many others available too. Stir well then add to a dish. Top with the leftover pepperoni slices and around 25g of cheese per person
5. Bake in a 200 degree oven for around 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden
sausage pesto pasta recipe
sausage pesto pasta recipe
This probably doesn't warrant a recipe post as I literally cooked them all, mixed together and then baked, I didn't make it my own in any way really but if you're looking for some cheap and easy meals then this is a brilliant one. It takes very little time but is so filling and doesn't break the bank.

Have you got any money saving meals you like to make?

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Kim said...

This looks and sounds delicious! And is such a simple recipe too. Thabk you for sharing.
Kim x chimmyville.co.uk

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