Long day? Too tired to cook? We know the feeling. At HelloFresh we believe that being short of time or stuck in a recipe rut shouldn’t stop you from cooking and enjoying great food. Using pre-seasoned sausage meat is a great way to get full on flavour in double quick time. Bish, bash, bosh - a few bits to chop and you’ve got a showstopper on the table. When you can get full on flavour in double quick time, you know you’re onto a winner.
Pork and Oregano Sausage(ContainsSulphites, Gluten)
Wheat Rigatoni Pasta(ContainsGluten)
Finely Chopped Tomatoes 390g
Red Wine Stock Pot(ContainsSulphites)
Flat Leaf Parsley
Grated Italian Style Hard Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
Boil the kettle. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the sausage meat and fry until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon (keep it quite chunky!), 3-4 mins.
Fill a saucepan with boiling water, add the rigatoni, return to the boil and cook until al dente, around 11 mins. TIP: ‘Al dente’ simply means the pasta is cooked through but has a tiny bit of firmness left in the middle. When cooked, drain the pasta in a colander and drizzle over a little oil to stop it sticking together.
Add the balsamic vinegar to the sausage meat and allow to evaporate for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 2 mins.
Next add the finely chopped tomatoes, stock pot, water (see ingredients for amount) and a pinch of sugar (if you have some) to the frying pan. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the stock pot, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until thick and tomatoey, 5-6 mins.
Meanwhile, roughly chop the basil (stalks and all). When the sauce is cooked, stir through the spinach a handful at a time until wilted, 2-3 mins. Season to taste with salt and pepperif needed.
Toss the rigatoni in the sauce, along with half the cheese and half the basil, until well coated. Serve in bowls finished with a sprinkling of the remaining cheese and basil. Enjoy!
Look at your perfect plate of pasta. Now celebrate that moment of satisfaction by taking a minute.Grab a fork and tuck in. You’ve earned it.