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Speedy sausage orzotto recipe

Speedy sausage orzotto recipe

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Sausages; is there any food kids love to eat more? If yours is a big fan they'll love this quick and easy pasta recipe made with orzo, hidden veggies, sausages and cream cheese. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 550 calories / serving


  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 reduced-fat pork sausages, skin removed and cut into small chunks
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 150g orzo
  • 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube, made up to 500ml
  • 2 tbsp 50% less-fat soft cheese
  • 15g flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 30g wild rocket
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, quartered

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    19g 26%
  • Saturates

    5g 27%
  • Sugars

    6g 6%
  • Salt

    1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 65.8g Protein 28.9g Fibre 2.5g


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the sausage, onion and celery and fry for 5 mins until the sausage is golden. 
  2. Add the orzo and stock, bring to the boil and cook for 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the orzo is al dente. Add a splash more water if the mix becomes too thick. 
  3. Remove from the heat and stir through the cream cheese and parsley. Serve with the rocket and tomatoes.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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