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'Tiny tree' and sausage pasta recipe

'Tiny tree' and sausage pasta recipe

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Make meal times more exciting and encourage kids to eat more veg with this broccoli and sausage pasta recipe. With zesty soft cheese, 'tiny trees' of broccoli and mini sausages, kids will love this pasta for lunches and dinners. What's more, this easy dish is ready in just 20 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 321 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 175g frozen pork cocktail sausages
  • 150g fusilli pasta
  • 250g broccoli, florets trimmed
  • 75g 50% less fat garlic and herb soft cheese
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 125g Nightingale Farms cherry tomatoes, halved
If you haven't got fusilli, try using penne or another short pasta

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 19%
  • Saturates

    5g 24%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    0.7g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.8g Protein 13.6g Fibre 3.6g


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the sausages for 10-12 mins until cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta to pack instructions, adding the broccoli for the last 2 mins. Drain and return to the pan.
  3. Whisk the soft cheese with the lemon juice and 1 tsp oil to combine; stir through the pasta and broccoli. Gently toss through the sausages and cherry tomatoes.

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