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Sausage & broccoli carbonara

Yields4 Servings

With the middle boys school play looming next week he had extra after school rehearsals and the princess had brownies in the evening. With it being such a nice day me and the princess went to the park straight from school and then back to school to collect the other. Fortnite looked after the eldest until our return.

 8 Chipolatas, with meat squeezed out androlled into little balls (£1.25)
 3 Eggs (50p)
 50 g Parmesan, grated (50p)
 250 g Spaghetti, approx (10p)
 1 Head of Broccoli, chopped into indivual bits (25p)
 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed (5p)
TOTAL £2.83

Having got the little lady ready in her uniform and packed her off when her mates mum came to collect her. I fended of the now starving boys and headed into the kitchen.

I started by frying the little sausage meat balls in a little oil in the wok for about 8 minutes or so, I also mixed the eggs and most of the cheese in a jug and seasoned.


Then I cooked the spaghetti according to the pack instructions, but added the broccoli to the spaghetti with about 3 or 4 minutes to go.


I then chucked the garlic in with the sausages and cooked for another couple of minutes and removed it from the heat.


After draining the spaghetti and broccoli (but retaining the cooking water and saving in case needed latter) I chucked them in with the sausage meat and mixed up. I then poured the egg mixture over and tossed it all together. Basically the heat from the pan cooks it through. If the sauce is too thick just add a little of the cooking water. Once on served (whilst plating a spare for the brownie girl), I shared the remaining cheese over.


The boys and I finished eating in time for me to wash up and then grabbing the car keys I went to collect the princess and her mates from brownies and taxi them all home. At which point she finally got her dinner to much happiness!

This dish was simple, cheap and quick. Although could be even cheaper with different sausages or you could even use cheddar rather than Parmesan. You could use any veg as well so look for all those special offers.

This recipe cake from an old BBC good food magazine but was changed in to suit us in places.

And now I may have to have a sneaky glass of red and enjoy the silence…..

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.8g26%

Saturated Fat 5.4g27%
Cholesterol 178mg60%
Sodium 194mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 42.5g15%

Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugars 2g
Protein 27g54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.