Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Jazz up sausages with this spicy tomato pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
655
protein
24g
carbs
103g
fat
16g
saturates
5g
fibre
5g
sugar
0g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 thick pork sausages, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200ml medium white wine
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500g pack rigatoni or penne
  • handful basil leaves, torn, (optional)
  • parmesan, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based pan (preferably not non-stick) and add the sausages. Fry for about 8 mins until golden and cooked through. Tip in the garlic and fry for 1 min. Pour in the white wine and boil until it has reduced by half.
  2. Stir in the tomato purée and tomatoes, and season to taste. Simmer for 15 mins until the sauce is rich and thick.
  3. While the sauce cooks, boil the pasta according to pack instructions and drain. Stir in the basil if using, and cooked pasta into the sauce, then serve in bowls with grated or shaved Parmesan.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2005

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lizleicester's picture
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Good, straight forward tasty meal. Served ours with spaghetti because that's what was in the cupboard...

Samuella_uk's picture
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I decided for the first time I would actually follow a recipe...but unfortunately this recipe did need some improvisation as it was a bit boring.
Its a good base idea, but I think red wine is far better for a red/ tomato sauce, so I decided to add this after I followed the recipe- probably about 1 small glass.
I also found it was quite vinegary- this may have been my poor quality tinned tomatoes or the poor quality white wine, but to balance it out I added a fair bit of salt and pepper and a teaspoon of sugar. I also added some cayenne pepper and paprika and some sundried tomatoes. In total the sauce simmered for about 30 mins and I ended up with a really nice thick and rich tasting sauce.
I also added some broccoli with the pasta to add a bit of colour.

lizleicester's picture
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Really basic sauce but still tasty and easy to vary by adding chillis, changing sausages or popping in extra veg.

karengordon's picture

i made this for dinner and it as very nice. usually i can't get my son to eat sausages but he loved this dish. I will be cooking this one again

FamilyH's picture

This is a tasty, quick and easy pasta that went down well with everyone. I made it without the parmesan, so it wasn't as nice as it could have been. But for a no-fuss-to-make dish, it is one of my favourites!

ashlie's picture

Cooked this the other day and absolutely loved it! Like others, I added some paprika and chilli flakes, but other than that kept everything the same. Gorgeous! Have cooked the sauce on its own and frozen in batches to use as a pasta sauce when I fancy it. Give it a try :)

kathrynv's picture

This was okay - it almost tasted like a base sauce. I think, as others have said, if I were to make it again, I would add some chilli and, perhaps, some fennel and I would use red wine instead of white, as it was a bit acidic (although that may have been the wine I used!). My kids loved it though.

lemoore's picture

Yummy! All the family enjoyed this one. Very easy - a midweek winner.

Lu27's picture
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This was a really nice recipe. Used 6 sausages and a chorizo, also added some peppers, a chilli and some fresh tomatoes as needed using up. The sauce was delicious, will definately make again.

jeanius's picture
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Absolutely delicious. We did, however, double the sausages and halve the pasta. This is a keeper.

futuremrsdesmazery's picture
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I use red wine with this as I find it's a lot less acidic than using white wine. All the family enjoy this and it's very easy and quick to do.

teresaaregreen's picture
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The whole family loved this but I think it needs a few more sausages.

chris210's picture
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Pretty easy and cheap, I reckon I could even make this at a festival with some simplicity tweaks. However, really could be so much better!

katyq21's picture
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Definite favourite! I like to add onion, chilli and mushrooms to bulk it up. I find a full pack of 6 sausages is better and that does enough for two with some left over for lunch the next day. My OH thinks it tastes even better the next day!

Shoni's picture

Added a few slices of pepperoni and just a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and paprika.. made with prawns the next week instead and was just as good!

jose81's picture
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Delicious simple supper. Used 4 sausages for two adults and one toddler - and next time will use 5-6 I think. Added one onion and served with lots of veg. Will definitely make again.

pauljames19's picture

One of our favourites , easy and very tasty !
I added Tabasco and chilli flakes to give it a little kick

lesleyrp's picture
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I really don't cook but have decided I need to learn. I cooked these last week for my husband and we both loved it! I used 350g of pasta for both of us and the amount of sauce in the recipe was good for 2 people - it would never stretch to 4. And we had 2 sausages each. It was quick, easy and tasted great - like a 'posh' pasta, not just a weeknight quick dinner. Very proud of myself but thanks to other comments where I picked up tips on qty's and alternatives etc.

dwatson27's picture
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Made this dish for supper. Really tasty. I used sainsburys taste the difference Cumberland sausage and added a few chilli flakes. So easy to make! Next time I will fry the sausage whole and cut up when cooked. This is because the chopped sausage pieces fell apart as they were cooking - still delicious though! The fresh basil works really well.

vondoyle1's picture
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Excellent esp as I used Tesco finest Toulouse sausages n home roasted tomatoes that were in the freezer, excellent on what is a very cold night

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