Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Serves 4

Extra Easy – 1 syn per serving

Green/Vegetarian – 1 syn per serving (use a vegetarian sausage)

Ingredients

  • 8 sausages (2 syns)* (use gluten or vegetarian alternative)
  • 1 red onion, quartered and sliced thinly
  • 400g/14oz of cherry/grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar (use a good quality one)
  • 240ml (1 cup) of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar (2 syns)
  • 300g/10oz orecchiette pasta (can use a gluten free pasta)
  • fresh Italian parsley
  • black pepper
  • spray oil

*sausages will vary in syn value. The ones I used were 0.5 syns for 2, so be sure to check the syn value of the sausages you use

 

Method

Remove the casing from the sausages and roughly chop the meat.

Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with spray oil..

Add the sausage meat, season with a little black pepper and fry until lightly golden.

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Remove from pan and set aside.

Spray pan with a little more spray oil, add the onion and fry on a medium heat, until lightly caramelised, you may need to keep adding a little bit of stock to prevent from sticking.

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Add the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, and fry for a couple of minutes, till tomatoes have softened.

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Add the sausages back to the pan, along with the stock and sugar and simmer, until stock reduces down.

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

In the meantime add your pasta to a saucepan of salted boiling hot water and cook until al dente. Drain and then add to the sausage mixture and stir to combine.

Top with some fresh chopped Parsley.

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Enjoy!!

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving

Calories

404

Fat

7g

Saturated Fat

1.6g

Total Carbohydrate

67.8g

Dietary Fibre

4.7g

Sugars

8.6g

Protein

            20.3g

Slimming Eats Sausage, Balsamic Tomatoes and Onion with Orecchiette - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly