Saucy sausage pasta

Saucy sausage pasta

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(93 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

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 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 (132)

vickivale's picture

one word - YUM!

bexandjohn's picture

Big hit with the family! I used dragon sausage though which is quite spicy in itself so it all added to the flavour! Gorgeous, a must try!

rphayward80's picture

Really simple to cook and very tasty! Will def add some sweetcorn next time, and we found we had to add extra chilli powder, along with chilli flakes, but we like our food spicy. Will def be cooking this again including some of the excess veg from the garden.

kezwold's picture

love this, its a miracle when my picky children empty their bowls

jsmyth16's picture

Hello. This is my review of the meal in question.
This meal exercises the devine cuisine of Northern Italy and is such a delicious recipe.
It is quick, simple and easy to make and I highly recommend it.
Here is the review in Japanese for no reason:

Thank you

pennykins7's picture

Made this last week. Used scissors to cut up sausages, as suggested by Sheppy back in 2008. Added some chopped up red and yellow peppers. My teenage son added Tabasco sauce to his dish, but I thought it was spicy enough with the chilli powder ;) We loved it. Will definitely make again.

trevormacdonald's picture

Simply, tasty, cheap and quick. Children liked it too.

joannefrost1's picture

My kids have loved this every time I've made it. I chop and change adding extra veg, courgette, peppers, sweetcorn etc. Guaranteed 4 clear plates :-)

geebee0284's picture

*something else

geebee0284's picture

Made this yesterday was ok nothing special needs

joannefrost1's picture

This was great. Added a good squirt of tomato purée and a diced courgette. My kids wolfed it down, even a fussy 12 year old! Served with garlic bread - yum yum :-)

joannefrost1's picture

This was great. Added a good squirt of tomato purée and a diced courgette. My kids wolfed it down, even a fussy 12 year old! Served with garlic bread - yum yum :-)

adrian240763's picture

Great little receipe but just to add another dimention to this dish I added four rashes of diced smoky bacon and a good squeeze of tomato paste. Very tasty!!

adrian240763's picture

Great little receipe but I

qaisjp's picture

Brilliant, made this quickly and added ginger, sweetcorn, lots of chilli powder and most importantly chocolate. Just joking. Very tasty :D

splodgemeister's picture

I make this all the time and absolutely love it. I always add a pepper and more chilli then stated. Simple, quick and tasty...pretty much the perfect recipe!

mian8910's picture

Great comfort food, that's easy and quick to make!!!Love it!!

alexandrareah's picture

suprisingly good, added carrots, would do again

stephski86's picture

I cooked this to use up leftover cooked sausages. Also added some chopped courgette, and a teaspoon of marmite (I always add marmite to sauces!) and it was delicious!


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