Rustic Italian Sausage, Tomato and Pesto Soup – 3sp

I’ve often got a packet of sausages lurking round in my freezer as I think they are a great ingredient for a speedy and tasty tea. I often defrost and then remove the skins, crumble and use them in pastas or risottos but this week, wanting to make something a little lighter that I could take to work for my lunch, I decided to give a new soup a go. The result was lovely. Pesto and tomato are one of my favourite combinations and whizzed together with sausages, they make for an overall tasty, fresh and summery soup.

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Sausage Gnocchi – 10sp

I watched a rerun of Jaime’s 15 minute meals the other night and saw the end of him making this dish. It looked delicious and so I thought I would give it a go but when I got a hold of the recipe it was rather plain and boring. Keen to try gnocchi anyway I added a few bits and pieces and changed a few bits round and came up with the below recipe! It was delicious and although you don’t get much gnocchi for your points, it’s a nice change from pasta and adding lots of free veg bulks your bowl out a treat! It’s a perfect dish to make if you are in a rush as the gnocchi itself takes only 3 minutes!

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