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Rigatoni sausage bake

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Serves 6

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  • 14oz sausahge, skins removed and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/4 pint red wine
  • 1/2 pint veg stock
  • 3tbsp tomato puree
  • 2oz butte
  • 2oz plain flour
  • 1 pint milk
  • grated nutmeg
  • 500g penne
  • 8oz fresh spinach
  • 5oz mature grated cheddar


    1. heat oil in a pan and add the onion then fry for 5 mins. stir in teh sausages and fry until lightly coloured. Add the carrot, then stir in then stir in the wine, stock, tomato puree and season.
    2. Bring to the boil then simmer uncovered for 15 mins until thickened. taste and season. set aside.
    3. melt the butter in a pan over a gentle heat. add the flour whisking all the time then add the milk a little at a time. Continue stirring until thickened, add the nutmeg.
    4. Cook the pasta, remove from the heat and add the spinach until just wilted. drain.
    5. tip half the pasta into a large oven dish, pour the mixture on top, cover with the remaining pasta. Sprinkle on the cheese and cook for 20 mins at 170C.

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25th Oct, 2009
This is a great recipe and a firm favourite with the kids. If you are looking for an economical and tasty family meal this is the one. Sometimes I cheat and use a jar of pasta sauce in the meat.
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