Jools Oliver’s pregnant pasta

Jools Oliver eats this when pregnant…I can totally understand why. I found myself craving this dish after a very grey and drizzly Monday following a full on weekend. I can see this becoming a regular in the winter, to be enjoyed on Sunday nights with the forthcoming season of Downton.

For enough to feed 6 people you need:

  • 6 quality pork sausages
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 carrot
  • spring onions (roughly 4 or 5)
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 x tins of tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp of vinegar (balsamic or red wine vinegar work well)
  • parmesan
  • fresh basil
  • penne pasta

Roughly chop the carrot, celery and spring onions…

Jools Oliver's pregnant pasta

Blitz this in the magimix for a few moments, before adding sausages, chilli, fennel seeds and oregano and pulse.

Jools Oliver's pregnant pasta

Whack this mix into quite a hot frying pan with oil in it and keep breaking it up with a wooden spoon or a fish slice. Once this is quite brown add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes.Β Add the vinegar, tinned tomatoes and a bit of basil and then leave to simmer on a low heat.

Jools Oliver's pregnant pasta

Jools Oliver's pregnant pasta

Cook the penne to your liking and then combine with the sauce, top with plenty of grated parmesan and fresh basil and a drizzle of quality olive oil.

Jools Oliver's pregnant pasta

Proper job. YUM!

Jools Oliver's pregnant pasta

2 thoughts on “Jools Oliver’s pregnant pasta

  1. Made this many times… so delicious! I’m not pregnant so I substitute the balsamic sometimes for some red wine and cook it out well. I also skin the sausages first. Great recipe, thanks!


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