A great recipe to try and tempt fussy eaters! Try varying the veg in the tomato sauce - butternut squash, sweet potato & peppers work well. And don’t forget you can always make a big batch and freeze portions for a quick pasta meal on busy days.
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Gluten | Celery | Eggs | Sulphites
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Ingredients (serves 2):
- 250 g passata
- 100 ml water
- 1 medium carrot, washed and grated
- 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 small courgette, washed and grated
- 2 mushrooms, washed and sliced
- 1 tbsp tomato ketchup (reduced salt and sugar)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp yeast extract
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 125 g wholewheat penne pasta
- 225 g turkey mince
- Heat half the oil in a saucepan. Add the chopped onion and cook over a medium heat, stirring often until the onion is soft.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the grated carrot, courgette and sliced mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the passata, tomato ketchup, and herbs. Bring to simmering point and cook over a low heat for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile heat the other half of the oil in a frying pan and add the turkey mince over a medium heat, turning often and breaking clumps up with a wooden spoon so it browns evenly. Then add yeast extract and boiling water and leave to simmer, stirring occasionally, for around 20 minutes.
- In another saucepan, bring a pan of water to the boil and add the pasta. Boil until the pasta is just tender (about 10-12 minutes) and drain off the water using a colander.
Blend the tomato sauce until smooth using a hand-held blender.
- Add the cooked turkey mince and pasta to the sauce, stir well and allow to simmer together for another few minutes.
- Divide between the bowls to serve.
So thinking about Proper Tasty Pasta ...
Pasta is low in fat and a good source of carohydrate and fibre. Wholewheat varieties contain 2.5 times more fibre than white, and a diet rich in wholegrain has been shown to lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Tomatoes (passata) are really good for us containing a wide range of vitamins and minerals. They also contain lycopene, a type of antioxidant which can help protect our bodies from disease.
|-||Energy||2267kJ / 539kcal||27%|
per 475g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 477kJ / 113kcal
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