A summer night with a grey sky announcing some rain. Time for a bowl of comfort soup, without much effort. Find substitutions and tips after the recipe.
Ingredients for two
- a tablespoon of butter/ olive oil
- 1 spring onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 pork sausages
- a tin of chopped tomatoes
- stock cube (chicken or veggie)
- 250gr of tortellini (like this one)
- tbsp dried basil
- tbsp dried oregano
- splash of heavy cream
- optional: fresh basil
Dishes you’ll make
- Cutting board and knife OR kitchen scissors and garlic press
- Cooking pot
- bowls and spoons to eat it
How to make it
- Pop your pot on medium- high heat and add the butter. While that’s melting chop/ snip your spring onion and prep your garlic. Add them to the butter and stir until fragrant.
- Using your hands, squeeze the sausage meat from it’s casing into the pan. Break it up with the spatula and fry until slightly brown.
- Add your tin of tomatoes and add a tomato tin’s worth of water. Add the stock cube, basil, oregano and pepper. Bring to the boil. Then poor in your pasta, stir and cover with a lid. Bring back up to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. (In the meanwhile you can wash your cutting utensils).
- Stir through a splash of heavy cream and if you like add a pinch of chili flakes. Serve with some fresh basil.
- Reduce your shopping and waste by checking what you already have. Use an onion instead of a spring onion, or chuck in some spinach right at the end if you have that in the fridge.
- Browning the sausage meat adds flavour. If you are very hangry, you don’t have to wait until it is browned. Just make sure you don’t see any red meat.