I had a bag of sprouts in the fridge, they needed using up. What to do? I took a mixture of leftovers and cooked something ‘not bad but interesting’ according to my hubby.
First I used up half a small onion. I chopped it up and cooked it in a small amount of butter and olive oil. I added some garlic granuals, dried chives, and dried basil.
I then added sprouts that I had cut the base off, took off the outer leaves and then cut them into quarters. I added some water to the mixture up to the level of the sprouts in the pan and let it gently simmer.
I cut up two large tomatoes that were getting wrinkly and were just past their best before date.
I carried on simmering it to soften the vegetables.
While I was doing this I put on a small amount of penne pasta in some boiling water. I cooked that until it was Al dente (still slightly firm)
As the sprouts were softening I added half a jar of tomato pasta sauce that I’d saved from last night.
If you want to leave it there you can. That would be a vegetarian option. But I had some mini frankfurters to use up, so I cut them into small pieces and added them to the mix. Once they had heated through I tasted the food. It was quite ‘sprouty’ so I took a small piece of cheddar cheese, about a thumb sized piece for each of us and melted it into the mixture. I added a little salt to taste and then drained the pasta and added it to the mix.
Cooking time, about twenty minutes in total.
Don’t know the cost, but not much.
Half a small onion. About two big handfuls of sprouts. Two large tomatoes. Half a jar of tomato pasta sauce. A handful of mini frankfurters. A small amount of mild cheddar cheese. A couple of handfuls of pasta.