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8 December, 2020

My Smoko Break: Creamy sausage and pasta bake

Sausages, cheese and pasta - you can’t go wrong with this recipe when cooking for kids.

By Hayley Maudsley MY SMOKO BREAK

Sausages, cheese and pasta - you can’t go wrong with this recipe when cooking for kids.  Protein, carbs, dairy and with a side of greens or a packet of veges thrown into it you can cover all nutrition bases.  We had ours with a side of beans and steamed broccoli.

Creamy sausage and pasta bake

You will need:

·         20 thin BBQ sausages

·         2 cups of grated cheese

·         200ml cream

·         2 tablespoons of butter

·         3 tablespoons of plain flour

·         Approximately a cup of milk

·         A dash of paprika

·         2 teaspoons of mustard powder

·         1 regular size packet of pasta of choice (I used here spiral)

·         Salt and pepper to taste

Any selection of vegetables, either as a side or to combine in the bake. 

Firstly, cook the pasta until al dente. Whilst that is cooking, chop the raw sausages into bite size pieces. 

And fry in a pan until browned and cooked.

Whilst both of those things are cooking, in a saucepan melt the butter, add the flour and whisk together until smooth and very thick, gradually add milk, whisking until it is smooth, once a gravy like sauce, remove from heat and stir in one cup of grated cheese.  

Add the cooked sausages and drained pasta to a bowl, pour cheese sauce over and add cream, and a little more milk if you need to.  

Fold lightly to stir in, sprinkle seasonings over tossing again and place in a very large baking dish. 

If adding vegetables add them in raw or frozen now. 

Sprinkle remainder grated cheese over the top and bake uncovered until lightly brown and crispy.

Handy tip

 A waste free and easy way to cut kiwi fruit is simple.

First cut each end of the kiwi fruit with a sharp knife, then stand the fruit upright and gently slide a teaspoon around the edges of it moving it gently between the skin and the fruit itself until loosen up, then flip over and repeat on the other side, it will then slide out leaving you with the skin intact. 

Slice, eat, enjoy, repeat! 


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