Friday, November 29, 2013

Mediterranean Macaroni Cheese: cooked in 10 minutes, serves 4

Mediterranean Macaroni Cheese 

Serves: 4     Cooking Time: 10 minutes     Cost: $10

All Ingredients available from Fruit World Whangaparaoa

1 packet of Penne Pasta 
200g diced Butcher Jacks Cooked Polish Sausage
1 teaspoon of dried Italian Herbs 
1 diced onion see Rose's Easy Az diced onions
3 diced tomatoes 
1 70 gm pack of black olives  
1 cup grated Tasty Cheese
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan Cheese
Seasoning - salt and pepper to taste.  


Put jug onto boil for pasta. Put large saucepan on the stove over Low heat. Chop onions, tomatoes, olives, sausage and grate the cheese. Place onion, salt and pepper in heated saucepan, fry gently for 2 minutes stirring twice. Add sausage, tomatoes, olives, Italian herbs, cook for 2 minutes stirring regularly to stop the mixture from sticking to pan. Tip mixture out onto a plate. Mediterranean Mixture done!

Place pot back onto stove, pour in boiling water, turn up heat and add pasta. Add a pinch of salt and cook pasta for about 5-6 minutes - check by eating one, it needs to be firm but not hard to the bite. Pasta Done!

Drain pasta, put back to saucepan and then add the Mediterranean mixture - gently toss through the pasta. Add Tasty cheese and some of the Parmesan ( keep back 1/2 to sprinkle on top later) gently stir through and serve onto plates or in bowls.
Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese onto portions for an intense flavour hit. Easy and so tasty! 

All Ingredients available from Fruit World Whangaparaoa

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