Saucy sausage pasta

Saucy sausage pasta

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Cooking time

Ready in 20-30 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
645
protein
24g
carbs
74g
fat
30g
saturates
10g
fibre
5g
sugar
0g
salt
2.77g

Ingredients

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

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2003

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ch4zn3y's picture

Loved this recipe the 1st time. Second time i replaced the chilli powder with 1/2 a birds eye chilli, then added 1 anchovy fillet and a table spoon of tomato puree. We loved it even more.

kiwibird's picture

This may have been said before, but a nice variation on this is to use spicy sausages (e.g. merguez) and a little fresh chorizo (chopped). De-'skin' the merguez before rolling it into mini meatballs. The meal captures the flavour a bit more that way. No real need for curry/chilli powder given the spice in the sausages although I would throw a fresh chilli in also. Finally, you could fry a little pancetta up front and use a red onion as well as the white/plain onion to sweeten this slightly... The pancetta makes it a bit of a hybrid a la matriciana sauce but I think it works well....

norathepixie's picture
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Really nice but a little too spicy for my liking so I will use less chilli powder next time. I also added spinach for some vegetables and it worked really well.

lurvlyloz's picture
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quick simple and cheap. i add mixed veg/peppers/sweet corn just to boost the veg content. great for left over lunch the day after. i also cut the sausages with scissors for ease.

mazlp1's picture
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Perfect for a cheap, fast but tasty student dinner. Used passata instead of chopped tomatoes and it was perfect.

jojokt's picture
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This tasted really good and was so simple to make too! To add nutrition, we chose to put sweetcorn and peppers in...

yummy (:

frantearle's picture
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I added ham, tomato puree & baked beans, yummy!

emksteele's picture
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Easy and filling and great for those who are uneasy in the kitchen (like me)!

chefdicko's picture
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cheap and easy, i added some chilli's and used chrizo sausages

chocolatecheesecake's picture

very tasty .Im only 14 very easy made it for lunch .Took skins of the sausages. A quick fast lunch .

ebonylouisetrafford's picture

i sprinkled a bit of paramsan on top ,, lovely!!

aoifemc's picture
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A great recipe for beginners. It personally helped me get over my fear of the kitchen. It showed me how easy it is to make a delicious sauce. And really, the first step in cooking in confidence. Even though I'm fully back in the kitchen and cooking away, I still make a version of this most weeks. Yum.

portrushbear's picture

thoroughly enjoyable dish, making it for the 2nd time this evening, will try the melted cheese on top this time

george1991's picture
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I cooked this along several other meals in preparation for uni in september and I loved it, it’s cheap, quick and delicious!

lesanddog's picture
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simple and quick to make, went down well

zacsquires's picture

its a very easy dish .im only 12 and i can make it on my own. the raw sosage is a bit tricky to cut though. to give it a bit more flavor i added a pinch of salt & peeper and it servs well with garlic bread. :)

delicioussarah's picture

My children absolutely love this recipe! They both ask for this at least once a week and it does a great job of filling their tummys after swimming lessons, Great.

khitajrah's picture
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A good, quick meal that my fussy children will actually eat. I grill the sausages first so they are easier to cut up and then cover in grated cheddar and bake for 10 minutes.

czzzzpzzzz's picture

This is a great recipe, we have had it more than 10 times now and it still yummy!

thunderym's picture

Gorgeous. Very quick and simple recipe, even enjoyed by my fussy eater son and pasta hating hubby! Thumbs up from me.

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