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

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    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)

muishkas's picture

I used spicy pork and fennel sausages. I also added quite a bit of pepper, and some tomato soup to the pasta sauce.

esayer's picture

I recommend adding the chili for those who like spicy food! Very yummy

liliaf's picture

this was really really nice and so quick to do after long day

jkerr180's picture

Adapted this based on what I had - 400g pasta, lincolnshire sausages and dry pinot wine. Unbelievably tasty. Will definately make this again.

vix-stix's picture

A family favourite and easy to make. I add an onion and five minutes before serving I throw in some peas. Like other reviewers I would suggest using sausages with a strong flavour.

OvO's picture

Used chicken stock as I didn't have any wine. Also added some bacon. Really delicious.

maggie49's picture

I love this recipe, easy and soooo tasty. Don´t use tomato puree, as I live in Spain and is difficult to buy here, I use tomato frito - yummy!

samwatson's picture

Quick and easy to make, in the past I've used red instead of white wine which really adds some body. A firm favourite in our house.

polgara454's picture

Have made this many times, we add some pepperoni too for a little spice, works really well.

mcflairy's picture

Made this for for my family cannot recommend this enough, was so nice found it easy to make.Added some chrushed chillis in it and was lovely

gromit82's picture

This is a Fab recipe and my family really enjoyed it. The only thing I added was a red pepper and next time I may add mushrooms too.

carl3684's picture

Yes, this has become a staple of the household! Toulouse sausage is brilliant with this, Victoria, and Tesco Finest have a Mediterranean sausage which works really well, what with the little bit of chilli and Med. herbs, Sue! Recently, I innovated - with cumin seeds, but I'll give the fennel seeds a shot, Suzanne! Gr8 dish for these 'austere times' - I can feel a Dickens moment coming...!

hollywoozle's picture

Yummy! I added peas to mine to make it a bit healthier. :) Great student meal!

pippylongstocking64's picture

I made this with chorizo sausage,and served it with homemade fresh pasta.It was divine!My husband who usally isnt keen on such food said he thoroughly enjoyed it.

lewisc14's picture

Really easy to make. Great for after work. I added easy chillis to give it a kick. Personally I think that if you were to feed 4 you would need to use more sausages. But then I do have a meat loving man with a huge appetite!

shizznit's picture

Try this recipe with Cumberland sausages! Add some chopped up Italian sausage or maybe Chorizo for a warm, slightly spicy Spanish finish. I have tried both and the results are delicous!

alf2nd's picture

The recipe goes very well with minced meat instead of sausages, I think it's even better with minced meat.

ruthy10's picture

Very easy to make . i added a dash of worcestershire sauce and it gave it a bit of a zing and i served it with garlic bread. it was lovely

carollesley's picture

This recipe was a very easy and tasty midweek meal. I added 8 sausages instead of 4 as that was how I bought them in a pack and didn't want to waste them. This quantity was fine. I also added a pinch of dried chilli flakes to give it a kick. If you like a tomato based pasta dish then you should love this.

gladius's picture

I made this dish yesterday and used smoked Italian sausage as that was all I had in the fridge. I used red wine and made just enough for two. This made a great mid-week meal and its very versatile. The sauce was quite rich but not enough to spoil the balance. I'll use this recipe again soon but I'll stick to the published recipe just to taste the difference.


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