You will know if you have tried our Quick Easy Tomato Risotto then you will that speedy recipes are a must in the Mudpie Fridays house. This is because most days we don’t pick the kids up until close to six. This means I am constantly on the look out for meal ideas which are quick to prepare, simple to put together and healthy for the kids. Pasta, specifically spaghetti is one of Kipper’s favourite meals. Given the chance he would happily eat that all day every day. However ideally I want to balance his carbohydrates with vegetables and  protein and thats where Quorn Cocktail Sausages comes in. I also like this recipe because its a sneaky way to increase their vegetable intake. The best bit is that it’s all ready in twenty five minutes.

Where possible we we try to cook all our dishes from scratch. This partly down to he boys allergies and also to minimise sugar intake as much a possible. I particularly like giving the boys Quorn Cocktail Sausages  because the are high in fibre, high in protein and low in saturated fat. They can be found in the chiller cabinet at your local supermarket.

Time to cook – 25 minutes

Serves – 4

Ingredients – Simple Tomato Spaghetti with Courgetti and Quorn Cocktail Sausages

  • 2 packets of Quorn Cocktail Sausages
  • Medium red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Table spoon of tomato puree
  • 4-5 medium sized mushrooms
  • Half a packet of spagetti
  • 2 large courgettes
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Pepper to season
  • Boiling water
  • Grated Parmesan to serve

Method – Simple Tomato Spaghetti with Courgetti and Quorn Cocktail Sausages

  • Dice the onions and garlic cloves and add to the pan with a tablespoon of olive oil, allow to soften
  • Once softened dice the mushrooms and add to the pan
  • Add a large tablespoon of tomato puree to the onions and stair through, allow to cook for a couple of minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes and seasoning. Allow to simmer
  • Spiralsise the courgettes into a bow lined with kitchen roll. The kitchen roll will soak up any excess moisture and stop it going soggy in the pan.

  • Put a pan of boiling water on the hob, once at boiling point add the spaghetti.
  • Next soften the courgette in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil
  • Cut the Quorn Cocktail Sausages in half and stir through the sauce. Continue on a low simmer to warm through completely.
  • Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain and add the courgetti. Stir through to evenly distribute.
  • Plate up with the tomato and Quorn Cocktail Sausage sauce.
  • Serve with with grated vegetarian parmesan.

Both boys really liked the Quorn Cocktail Sausages. I can see me buying them for picnics and snacks when we are out and about as well. Since they are low ins saturated fat and probably much healthier than some of the snacks we currently rely on.

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  1. Margaret GALLAGHER Reply

    Lovely healthy choice – never thought to use QUORN sausages this way thanks

  2. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    This recipe sounds lovely I think my kids would love this I will have to give it a go

  3. Lindsey Stuart Reply

    This sausage recipe looks and sounds delicious thank you very much for sharing! I have book marked this and plan to cook it up tomorrow

  4. Samantha O'D Reply

    Looks lovely, i am always looking for super quick meal ideas

  5. Rebecca Whatmore Reply

    Thanks for the recipe – will try the sausages as I usually use Quorn mince.

  6. A warming and nutritious recipe. Thank you. Quorn is always in our fridge as we have some vegetarians and an intermittent vegan ad everybody likes their products.

  7. I am always on the look out for new ideas. Like you it can be quite late by the time we all eat and I get a bit stuck in a rut making the same things. This looks great!

  8. This looks yummy and so easy to make. I like to sneak veggie dinners into my kids so this would be ideal. Fab that it got the two thumbs up from Monkey too 🙂

  9. Oh that does sound good and so easy to make! Mine are terrible at eating vegetables so its a great way to sneak some in! I will have to give them a try!

  10. A S,Edinburgh Reply

    I tend not to think of getting anything Quorn, but I should; they sound really good.

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