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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  • 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)

lesanddog's picture

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

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.

lea8198's picture

We have tried this a couple of times. Cheap and cheerful. Have not done it for a while but when we did I enjoyed it! Might need to do it again soon. Not the best pasta dish we have ever done (very student food like!) but it was good considering the little effort and money that had to go into it!

pbartley89's picture

Went down a treat! So quick and easy to make, perfect for dinners during the week when everything seems to be a bit hectic!!

lalogi78's picture

delicious!! made it for the first time last night so decided to stick 100% to the recipe. glad i did because i feel this dish needs nothing adding to it, just a lovely, warming glass of merlot.. yum!

andybman's picture

Way too hot!! Will try 1/2 tsp of chilli next time.

fionafearon's picture

Had a bit of left over bacon in the fridge so added that too, it went really well :)

thefunkyduck's picture

Really nice and easy dish, takes 15 minutes.. to everyone saying the sausages are difficult to chop... Sharpen your knives!! I added chickpeas which gave it some body and filling.

louiseroberts's picture

hubby made this(doesnt cook very often),very quick,very tasty.good for a end of the week meal when its about time to go shopping.left out the chilli as kids not keen on spicey but still very of those dishes where you can add or take away whatever you fancy. will defo be making again.

smarty72's picture

Very easy and quick to make. I also added sweetcorn. The kids loved it, although I switched the chilli powder for paprika.

jenni-jen's picture

Great quick and tasty recipie, I've also tried it with chicken strips for variety, tastes just as good

sallynicholls's picture

quick, easy and tasty, everybody enjoyed

sexybee's picture

This was a very tasty dish and very easy to do. Even my 10yr old daughter made it for me!

tracylove's picture

Dead easy and my son and i love this with rice !!

vickivale's picture

i made the version of this from the bbc book cheap eats.
that recipe recommends you cook the sausages first and use oregano and red pesto instead of the chili powder - was very tasty indeed - so simple.

jonno78's picture

Added a couple of peppers to baulk it out. Very simple & cheap midweek meal.


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