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Instant meatballs with penne pasta

Instant meatballs with penne pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Ready in 25 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Meatballs are always a surefire winner for family meals - made with sausages in this recipe for something different

  • Easily doubled
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal964
fat53g
saturates16g
carbs88g
sugars8g
fibre7g
protein39g
salt3.14g
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Ingredients

  • 200g penne pasta
  • 3 fat sausages
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g bag spinach
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts , toasted
  • 50g parmesan , grated

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, squeeze the sausages from their skins, then roughly break the meat into 12 pieces. Roll into balls.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the sausage balls, then cook over a medium heat until golden, about 5 mins. Pile the spinach on top of the sausage balls and cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 mins until completely wilted. Season with a little salt and plenty of ground black pepper, then toss in the toasted pine nuts.

  • STEP 3

    Add the drained pasta to the sausages and spinach, then toss well, adding half the parmesan. Serve spooned into individual serving bowls with the rest of the parmesan scattered on top.

RECIPE TIPS
ITALIAN-STYLE SAUSAGES

Spicy Italian-style add great authentic flavour if you like things a bit hotter. If you can't find any, add a pinch of dried chilli flakes to ordinary sausagemeat.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2006

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