I was recently contacted by Sainsbury’s asking if I could help celebrate 20 years of Freedom Food by making a recipe to feed a family of four for £10 or less. I believe greatly that all the animals we eat deserve a higher standard of living before they reach our plate and Freedom Food goes a long way in helping us achieve that. Sainsbury’s has the most Freedom Food products on its shelves than any other supermarket in the UK.
I was challenged to make a recipe using Freedom Food Sausages. There are a vast range of sausages in the Freedom Food range at Sainsbury’s and I was keen to show them off in my recipe to full effect. I decided on ‘Spicy Sausage Pasta’ and the ingredients and the costings for the recipe are below.
Taste the Difference Ultimate Pork Sausages £3.30 for 6 or 2 packs for £5 (used 3 sausages from the pack)
Taste the Difference Chorizo Style Pork Sausages £3.30 for 6 or 2 packs for £5 (used 3 sausages from the pack)
Fresh Egg Penne £1.20 (use whole pack for 4 people)
1 large red onion £1 (for three)
2 cloves of garlic 30p for a bulb
Small bunch of Parsley £1.25 (used half)
Total cost to feed a family of four: £5.95
Well under budget as you can see. You even have enough to buy some garlic bread to serve with it or something delicious for pudding afterwards. It is really simple to make to so is perfect for an after work/school midweek meal. Here is how you make it:
Spicy Sausage Pasta
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
- 400g chopped tomatoes with basil, oregano and chilli
- Small pinch of sugar
- 3 pork sausages and 3 chorizo style sausages, cooked according to packet instructions and chopped into chunks
- Small bunch of parsley, stalks removed and finally chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh Penne pasta, cooked according to the packet instructions
- In a large pan, add the olive oil and then fry the onion and garlic until softened
- Add the chopped tomatoes, a small pinch of sugar and a splash of hot water and allow to simmer away gently while you cook the pasta.
- Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and set aside. Then, add the sausages and parsley into the tomatoes, stir and then season to taste.
- Add the pasta into the sauce, stirring gently then serve in pasta bowls with garlic bread and a glass of red wine, if desired.
This recipe was commissioned by Sainsbury’s