#Leanin15 challenge – Sausage Pasta

Untitled design (5).pngIf you have read the post I wrote a few days ago then you will know I have set myself the challenge of making at least one Lean in 15 meal a week. This is partly because I enjoy cooking and I want to start eating more healthy but also because I want to publish regular posts on my blog. So, the first meal I have made is The Body Coach’s sausage pasta and here is the recipe on how to make it.

Ingredients:

Cocount oil or Fry light
1 onion
1 chilli
1 clove of garlic (chopped or crushed)
Sausages (I used about 6)
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
Garden peas (1 or 2 handfuls)
Whole wheat pasta
500ml Chicken stock
Salt & Pepper to season

Method:

Firstly let me just tell you that this meal is so easy to make! The quantity of ingredients I used made about 4 good sized portions.

To start, pre-heat your oven to around 200c and cook the sausages for about 20-30 mins. It doesn’t matter if their not completely cooked as they will be added to a pan later where they will be left to simmer.

Once you have put the sausages in the oven chop your onion into small chunks and then do the same with the chilli but try and chop it as small as possible so the flavour is evenly mixed with the other ingredients.Untitled design (6).pngNext you need to add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to a hot pan along with the onion chilli and crushed garlic. I like to fry them for a few minutes just to make sure they are soft before the rest of the ingredients are added. Once the sausages are cooked remove them from the oven and chop them however you would like. I prefer to cut them into small pieces.

Add the sausages to the pan as well as the chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic, chicken stock, garden peas and then season with salt & pepper. The final ingredient to add is the pasta. I don’t add a certain amount, I just added a few handfuls and that seemed to be enough.Untitled design (7).pngOnce all the ingredients have been added to the pan, bring to the boil and cover. All you need to do now is leave it to simmer for about 15 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken and for the pasta to cook. I stirred the ingredients once or twice just to make sure they didn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Once the pasta is cooked serve with a sprinkle of either Parmesan cheese or my favourite feta! Untitled design (5).pngEnjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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