Venison Sausage Penne Pasta – How 2 sausages can feed 2!
Sausages tend to come in packs of 4 or 6. If you are me and cook mostly for yourself or one other person, that can mean three or four days of sausages and chips. Or far too much toad in the hole.
One solution is to make this very yummy sausage pasta dish. If there are two of you with two left over sausages – this will make quite enough for both of you. Or, just a single sausage will feed one hungry adult quite comfortably.
My recipe includes quite a lot of chilli. If you are cooking for kids or just don’t like spicy food then cut down the chilli flakes or replace them with half a teaspoon of paprika which will add spice without heat. I’ve made this dish with venison sausages because venison meat is a very healthy but well flavoured red meat. Of course you can use any kind of sausages but please make sure they are good quality and have a high meat content. I also don’t use parmesan usually, if the sausages are good enough quality, it doesn’t add much for me. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, then a spoonful of tomato puree or even tomato ketchup will work fine and will look prettier too (fresh tomatoes in the UK don’t have the depth of colour that puree or ketchup has). There are a number of variations on this recipe around. It’s up to you to play and work out what combination of flavours works best for you. Obviously use some common sense…if you are using herbed sausages then consider whether or not to add herbs to the sauce. Otherwise, enjoy!
I’m now very full…and that is after spending an hour at the gym this afternoon trying to make good the effect of all those Easter Eggs
Oh, and if there ARE any leftovers venison sausage pasta heats up very well in the microwave!