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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lea8198's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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 tasty.one of those dishes where you can add or take away whatever you fancy. will defo be making again.

smarty72's picture
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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
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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
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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
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Added a couple of peppers to baulk it out. Very simple & cheap midweek meal.

mundowt's picture

Lovely recipe, i do something similar. with sausages- precooked and chopped. chop an onion and sweat over a low heat with some garlic, add a tin of baked beans and tin of tomatoes, tsp of chili powder, heat, add sausages. put into roasting dish cover in cheese and bake. serve with mash

jah_mon's picture
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Love the idea of making it into a pasta bake!
Definitely needs the chilli kick as it's a little on the bland side but very simple and quick to make.

mrnikuls's picture
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very good and filling.
definitely good student food.
mine always tastes a bit bland though, might try adding some extra bits too it.

goodfooding's picture

Made this according to the recipe the first time but decided to use fresh chorizo (about 30cms was enough) instead of the sausage the second time. I peeled the chorizo and cut it into chunks before frying it separately and draining off the excess oil. You just need a really sharp knife to cut the sausage/chorizo without difficulty. We like it with a tossed green salad alongside. Really tasty and becoming a firm favourite amongst our friends, too!

vpilky's picture
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So easy and the whole family loved it.

sololiz's picture
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Really easy and filling meal... I fried my sausages and onion/garlic first to enable me to then drain off the excess fat which came out of the meat.... then I added the tomatoes to cook through and added a little sugar to bring out the taste.

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