After the excellent response to my live student cook along last week, I thought it might be helpful to share a few more simple, budget-friendly recipes.
If you’re trying to save money, sausages are an excellent choice. They are not only cost-effective, but also incredibly versatile.
In pasta sauces, ragu, traybakes, and soothing casseroles, it’s delicious.
This meal is delicious, and it’s not only for students.
1 tin of tomatoes or passata
3 small onions – chopped ⠀
3 cloves of garlic – crushed ⠀
1 red pepper – chopped ⠀
200g new potatoes – halved or quartered
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 handfuls fresh spinach
Start by browning the sausages, then set aside. Sauté the onions until golden for a rich flavour.
Add the garlic, red pepper, potatoes and paprika. Return the sausages to the pan. Pour in the tomatoes/passata, season, lid on and simmer for 1.5 hours mins on a low heat.
Sausage & Hasselback Traybake:
Serves 4 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 red peppers cut into chunks ⠀
2 red onions sliced into wedges⠀
10 small new potatoes
1-2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar ⠀
Basil leaves to finish (optional)⠀
A large roasting tin ⠀
MODE OF WORKING:
Preheat the oven to 210°C (conventional) or 190°C (convection) (fan)
Start by slicing the potatoes 1-2 mm apart but not all the way through, then spray them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Cooking time is 30 minutes.