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

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal655
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs103g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt1g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    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 (151)

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.

rhu1988's picture

p.s @ Bexxs - the white wine adds a real depth of flavour - definately would recommend using it - just make sure you reduce it by half as the recipe says

rhu1988's picture

I absolutely love this recipe - I have made variations, by using red wine instead of white, and differents types of pasta - but I have to say that the white wine and rigatoni pasta is perfect for this.
I add LOADS of garlic, and try it with different flavoured sausages - don't even try to use cheap sausages as you need the sausages to be really meaty to be able to hold the sauce and not turn into a paste! Perfect finished with sprigs of basil - a firm favourite!

bbexxs's picture

Do you need the white wine or is it optional ???

shazza79's picture

i used all of the ingredients and added some mixed herbs, really easy to make and fills you up...DELICIOUS.

nalauk's picture

Love this...and so do the kids! I sometimes add a few chopped mushrooms just to bulk it up a bit for my hungry lot! :)

jontricker's picture

Very quick and easy to make. With low fat sausages its also a nice healthy mid week dinner!

michelledown82's picture

Tried and tested on a couple of friends and it went down a storm! Added an onion and some chestnut mushrooms and a little extra garlic and was glorious!

macskitchen's picture

Four sausages for four people doesn't go anywhere in this dish. I used 8, could have used 10. I used a tin and half of chopped toms, which was just about right for the amount of pasta and meat.
Very tasty, a winner with my lot :)

manssy's picture

Just cooked this for lunch and I absolutely loved it.. Very easy and tastes very fresh, specially with the basil.. Could leave out the sausages next time for a lighter version!

jul34es's picture

made this meal ages ago and again today as its so quick to make and tastes good.

lizzydripping1's picture

lovely simple dish. used up tomatoes and mushrooms in fridge and added plenty of fresh chilli

looey82's picture

Quick and easy. I didn't have any white wine so I used half sherry, half water. Will make again.

tellybwmbas's picture

soooooo simple and really tasty.....equally good eaten cold in lunchbox following day :)

hamish1949's picture

Yuk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gemmajane's picture

Surprisingly tasty sauce for so few ingrediants. I added a chilli to give it some heat too and it worked perfectly. Will definitely be making this meal again.

jontricker's picture

Really tasty, really quick and easy to make, and the family and myself loved it. A nice cheap recipe idea as well!

tilly11's picture

Very good quick and tasty....make again

tilly11's picture

Quick, easy & tasty supper..will make again


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