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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    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 (133)

tara91176'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

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

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

So easy and the whole family loved it.

sololiz's picture

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.

sassy1's picture

this is a really easy dish to make that tastes delicious and is very filling. I serve it with brocolli and crusty bread.

lynz354's picture

Really quick and easy meal... great for the kids!

mhairi's picture

I made this dish with vegetarian 'pork style and leek' sausages. I part cooked them in the oven first before chopping them up and adding to the pan. I also added peppers and sweetcorn. Completely forgot to add the chilli powder but it was still very tasty. Would definitely make this dish again. Highly recommended as an easy, mid week meal.

meg_86's picture

so easy, cheap and tasty! will definately make again, sauasgaes are one of my boyfriends favourite foods so it was a nice change and completely different to sausage and mash or sausage on toast! i added mushrooms for extra veg

purpleflufff's picture

Very good mid-week meal. Easy and cheap! I followed recipe entirely and was happy, next time I will add more veg though as sweetcorn sounds like a good idea. Cut sausages with scissors which was no problem - thanks Sheppy!

melitajm's picture

Very quick and easy to make - the kids loved it too. Added some harissa sauce just to give it the extra kick....and sweetcorn.

charlie_t's picture

Good dish but i added some chilli flakes instead of the chilli powder, a red & green pepper, a tsp of dried tomato paste and used a red onion indeed for a deeper lavour.... i also grilled the sausages before adding to the sauce

k8tewalker's picture

We had this for dinner tonight and I modified it slightly. I added in some oregano and basil, to give it that italian feel. It was really quick and easy to make and will definately become a regualr meal in our household. However I would leave out the chilli powder next time, I only used 1/2 a tsp and it was too much.

blowk02's picture

Possibly the nicest sausage pasta I have ever made! Very easy to make and my four year old loved it!

bibaumaru's picture

truly brillant for students! I'm a student and I just love this recipe. I sometime substitute sausage with tinned hotdogs when that's all I've got and its much easier to slice too. Also good with mixed vegies (when I cook for my veggie flat mate!)

william69's picture

very simple dish, and tasty too.

oonaghe's picture

great simple receipe, will definitely make again!

ellen_smith's picture

Brilliant and's a regular meal every week in our house!

kaffer1's picture

I made this for my family a couple of weeks ago and my 8 year old daughter absolutely loved it and has asked for it again. Looks like this will be a Friday night favourite as it is so easy to make. I also made an addition to the receipe - nce everything was cooked and all mixed together, I put it in an oven proof dish, grated cheese over the top and popped it under a preheated grill until all the cheese bubbling. To me this set the dish off perfectly.


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