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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Pasta One Pot Turned into Chorizo, Pasta and Vegetable Bake - Love Your Leftovers

You know those times when you forget you have lunch guests and your cupboards and fridge are almost bare? Yeah, that!  After a few deep breaths to stave off mild panic I managed to find a two person portion of sausage and pasta one pot and half a pack of mixed vegetables in the freezer, some chorizo and cheese in the fridge and some passata in the cupboard.  I turned all of that into a delicious pasta bake for lunch that served 8, accompanied by steamed greens from our garden and hastily made fresh herb scones.

If we hadn't any chorizo I would've added 1 tablespoon of paprika and a clove of garlic to a pan and sauteed that before adding the leftovers, passata and mixed vegetables.

I finely chopped the chorizo and cooked it in a pan over a moderate heat for a few minutes before adding the leftover sausage and pasta one pot, passata and mixed vegetables.  I let this simmer whilst I made a thick cheese sauce in another saucepan.

Pour the chorizo and vegetable mixture into an ovenproof dish.  Spoon the cheese sauce over the top, sprinkle over a little extra grated cheese then bake at 180C for 20 minutes until heated through and the top is golden.  Serve with steamed greens or a salad.

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1 comment:

  1. Love it! this reminds me of my two sausages flavouring 4 portions post.

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