Saucy sausage pasta

Saucy sausage pasta

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(94 ratings)

Ready in 20-30 minutes


Serves 4
Tomato, onion and garlic pasta sauce with sausage chunks for a bit of substance - brilliant for students (and as a hangover cure)

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal645
  • fat30g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.77g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • packet of 8 pork sausages (the best your budget will allow) cut into chunky pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300g short pasta such as fusilli or farfalle (just over half a 500g bag)



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…


  1. Put a large pan of water on to boil. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the sausage chunks on a fairly high heat until they are golden brown all over. Now turn the heat down and add the onion and garlic, cooking them until they have softened.

  2. Stir in the chilli powder and tomatoes with the sausages, bring the sauce to the boil then turn the heat down and let it bubble for about 10 minutes while you cook the pasta.

  3. Drop the pasta into the pan of boiling water and cook according to the pack instructions. Drain the pasta, then tip it into the frying pan with the sausage sauce, mixing well to coat. Dish up immediately with crusty bread.

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Comments (133)

Vanessajay28's picture

Iv just made this for our tea & added in some spinach I had leftover in the fridge & an extra spoon of chilli powder & the plates were clean, even our 2year old cleaned his plate he said it was yummy! There's enough leftover to have for another day so iv popped it in the freezer.

sybil77's picture

Really lovely and so simple! I shaved a carrot in the sauce for extra veggies and put two spoons of chilli powder instead of one. Very tasty and much appreciated by my hangover boyfriend :)

lindsayloorolls's picture

Easy and cheap to make and was a nice change to 'normal' pasta dish. A hit with all five of us, even 9 month baby.

mhhurley's picture

very very fresh, very very cheap - 6 for £5, £1 each! Come on ladies, come on ladies.

jessford89's picture

i love this recipe, really tasty! towards the end i usually add philadelphia or mascarpone and stir in until melted. It gives a creamier taste.

stacieann1989's picture

This was nice. Good quick family mid-week meal. I didn't add the chilli powder till the end as i served my kids out first then added some chilli powder to what was left for myself and husband. Was nice, quick and no fuss to prepare.

mandamate's picture

Simple, quick, tasty and nutritious, I added sweetcorn and mushrooms, with grated cheese over the top. My toddler loves it!

rockchicknick's picture

I love this recipe,really easy and tasty.

paulos78's picture

Easy and tasty! I added mushrooms and paprika.

loupavers's picture

Such a good recipe but I used frankfurter sausages the second time as that was all I had and it tasted even better!!!

redlipstick's picture

Made this a number of times now. A great recipe for days when time isn't on your side. I fry the sausages whole, then cut them into chunks as I find it much easier than cutting up raw sausages. I use mild chilli powder because no-one likes spicy food in this house. Made it once using hot chilli powder and it nearly blew our heads off. Our toddler loves this which is an added bonus when looking for family meals to try.

ralgar's picture

New family favourite, 4 yo suggested adding kidney beans as she loves and would recommend :)

susiebrown's picture

I use scissors to cut the sausages, much easier! I add some minced chilli instead of the powder. This recipe freezes well - I'm not a meat eater and like to cook in bulk for the family.

souradeep's picture

Simple, but very tasty one. Used chicken sausage instead of pork, that was good too...

simons89's picture

easy to cook, added ground pepper and basil to give a little extra flavouring was delicious

siandora's picture

Delightful and easy. We used spicy sausages which added an extra kick

albino5's picture

I used kidney beans in a chilli sauce in mine, really tasty and flavoursome, not too spicy either!! mmmmmm!

albino5's picture

I used kidney beans in a chilli sauce in mine, really tasty and flavoursome, not too spicy either!! mmmmmm!

ixscottix's picture

Soooooo easy and tasty!
if me, an 18 year old lad can do it, im sure anyone can :)

P.S. its cheap too ^^

kelly38822's picture

Not tasty at all, very bland. Would be better baked with cheese on top


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