As a working Mom I often have to cook meals that can be made in minutes. Sometimes I am so tired I hardly feel that I can make any food, but then pasta will save me!!
Luckily all my family members enjoy pasta. They prefer homemade fresh pasta, but if they are hungry I can dish up dry pasta with a nice sauce, and they will be happy!
I have learned that something that can brighten up most pasta dishes is chorizo sausages! I have made this delicious pasta dish on a Tuesday night. On that particular day I did not have time to go and do shopping since the previous Monday and used up everything that was left in my fridge! Luckily there was some chorizo sausages, a bottle of Princess Pesto’s red pesto and some fresh basil in my herb garden. It was a delicious meal!
400g dried pasta
Three quarters of a bottle of Pesto Princess’s red pesto (Hubby ate the rest on his sandwich 🙁 !!)
15ml olive oil
450g chorizo sausages, sliced
I small onion, peeled and sliced
4 baby marrows, sliced
50g pitted black olives
200g feta, crumbed
a handful of fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until al dente. Drain.
Mix the drained pasta with the red pesto.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chorizo, onion and baby marrow and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the chorizo mixture to the pasta and gently toss to combine.
Add the black olives, feta and fresh basil and season with salt and black pepper.
Serve medium hot.