Full Time Meals: Hot Dog Pasta

Preparation time: 12 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes


1/2 packet of dried pasta shells (conchiglie, or any shape you have)
1 mug of frozen peas
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tin hot dog sausages, drained
1 chicken reduced salt stock cube
1 tbsp American mustard (or other mustard you have)
4 tbsp light cream cheese
Dried grated parmesan, to serve (optional)

(Serves 2-3)


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the pasta shells and cook for 10-12 minutes, or according to the packet instructions. When it’s nearly done, add the frozen peas to the pan for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking. Keep back 1⁄2 a mug of pasta water (to use later), then drain the pasta and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, heat the vegetable oil over a medium heat. Slice up the sausages and add them to the pan, cooking for 1-2 minutes to heat through.
  3. Crumble in the stock cube and add the 1⁄2 mug of pasta water, then add the mustard and cream cheese. Stir it all together to get a light, loosened sauce, then season with pepper. Finally, add the cooked pasta and peas to the pan and give it a stir to coat everything in the sauce.
  4. Spoon it onto plates and sprinkle over the parmesan, if using. Now tuck in.