Saturday, 19 October 2013

Veggie Sausage & Baked Bean Pasta

Not only is this meal quick and easy to prepare, it's cheap and filling too, especially if you use store's own economy brands! (I used ASDA's veggie sausages £1.58, baked beans 25p, passata 29p, onion 10p, red peppers 75p, pasta 29p - total to feed 4 people £3.26)

Serves 4, takes 30 minutes to cook.
  • 1-2 vegetarian/vegan sausages per person
  • 1 tin of baked beans (or any other kind of tinned beans)
  • 500ml passata
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp mixed dried herbs or oregano
  • 2 red bell peppers cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp veggie Worcester sauce (optional)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 250g dried pasta
Heat a drop of oil in a large pan.
Cook the onion, garlic and peppers for 5 minutes on a medium heat until softened.
Add the passata, Worcester sauce, herbs and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile cook the sausages and pasta.
Drain the pasta, chop the sausages into chunks and mix both into the pasta sauce.

Alternatives: For an even quicker meal, use a jar of ready made tomato pasta sauce instead of the onion, garlic and passata. 
Swap the baked beans for any other tinned beans, to reduce the sugar content.
Use any vegetables you need to use up (mushrooms, sweetcorn, courgette etc), rather than the peppers, to make this dish even more economical.

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  1. I love this dish, you can nearly always make a variation even when you think the fridge/cupboard is empty! :)

    1. Yes, I agree, you can add almost anything to a basic tomato sauce and pasta to make different meals!

  2. This looks very delicious! I need to buy some veggie sausage again. :)

  3. This isn't one for me. but I bet Cooper would love it!

    1. Definitely one for the kids...or for mums with nothing much left in the cupboard/fridge before food-shopping day!


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