- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 4 thick pork sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 garlic clove, crushed
- 200ml medium white wine
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 500g pack rigatoni or penne
- handful basil leaves, torn, (optional)
- Parmesan, to serve
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
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.
Stir in the tomato purée and tomatoes, and season to taste. Simmer for 15 mins until the sauce is rich and thick.
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.
Making it veggie or spicy
Use veggie sausages, such as Cauldron Vegetarian Lincolnshire sausages, available from supermarkets. Or to make it spicy, add a pinch of dried chilli or 1 chopped red chilli as you fry the sausages.