Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up sausages with this spicy tomato pasta

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal655
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs103g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt1g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    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…


  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.

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Comments (149)

chris210's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

susanholden's picture

A quick, easy mid week meal, and tasy too

speed0's picture

Really good recipe! I added the chilli just to spice up the dish and it really worked. Easy to follow recipe and will do it again.

ihatecooking1's picture

Another winning meal !! I have a fussy family but they all enjoyed this pasta dish and asked for seconds!!- which is a first ! I Stuck to all the suggested ingredients and measurements - however I did use chorizo style sausages from taste the difference range - Sainsbury's- as a few people said that they felt the need to add chilli or cayenne pepper - i felt this would give it the "kick" everyone else said the recipe was lacking and it definitely worked well ;)

janboard's picture

Quick easy yummy mid week meal. Enjoyed by all

teaboywife's picture

The wine makes the sauce really rich and delicious.

Easy recipe and will definitely be making it again!

nixipix73's picture

Really tasty, I added some peppers too which was nice. The sauce was very runny, so I will simmer it for longer next time.

dishymummy's picture

I only added a few mushrooms and half a teaspoon of sugar to the recipe. I would have liked to add some chilli too but the kids wouldn't have eaten it! Next time I would double up on the sausages and add some onions.

deanw1981's picture

just made and ate this......easy and tasty,,,,next time i might add few extra things such as onions and peppers

juicylucy82's picture

I made the amount of sauce in the recipe but far less pasta as recommended by other people here - 250g. Only had three sausages so added a mini pack of lardons, an onion and 2tsp hot chilli powder and 1tsp smoked paprika. Was really nice with an excellent spicy kick.

queeniep's picture

So good and so so tasty. Made this twice in 2 weeks as was such a big hit. Very easy and quick to make. Used Tesco finest caramelised red onion sausages. Yum yum yum!

ail4978's picture

Just made.. Added a red onion some mixed peppers and a piri piri chili from a jar. Yummy will make again. Great base to just add your own preferences for a great quick evening meal

fredelli9891's picture

This is a lovely tasty,quick recipe which is now a firm family favourite. I have used wine as detailed in the recipe but have also used apple juice as an alternative. Might be worth trying for those of you that don't want to use wine and the taste works well-of course-with pork sausages.


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