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Pea, Sausage and Cherry Tomato Red Pesto Pasta

Pea, Sausage and Cherry Tomato Red Pesto Pasta
Preparation time
Nr of servings
4
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Preparation time
4
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Ingredients

  • 350 g Rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 6 sausages
  • 400 g frozen peas
  • 12 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 3 tablespoons red pesto
  • Handful of fresh basil (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Basil leaves (roughly torn for garnish)
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Method

  1. Add the pasta to a large pan of slightly salted boiling water, add 1 tablespoon of oil, stir well, return to the boil and cook for 12 – 14 minutes, according to taste.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and cook the sausages on a medium heat, for 10 – 15 minutes, turning, until browned and cooked through. Remove from the pan and keep warm. Add the peas to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Slice the sausages into 2cm chunks, drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the sausages, peas, halved cherry tomatoes, pesto and chopped basil, to the cooked pasta, mix gently and season with sea salt and black pepper according to taste. Place in a warm serving bowl and top with, grated Parmesan cheese and a few torn basil leaves.
Serving tip

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin. When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)

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dinner

Nutritional Information

  KCal Fat Sat.fat Sugar Salt
Info per serving 762 Kcal 35.8 g 10.5 g 8.5 g 2.3 g
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.
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