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

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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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gromit82's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

emma3108's picture
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Love this! So quick and easy to make, throw it together with anything that I have in the fridge and needs using! Storecupboard staple that the children wolf down...Can't ask for more than that!

jul34es's picture
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made this for tea tonight and it was so quick to make and very tasty.

burger1981's picture

10 out of 10 next time im gonna spice up

fatty71's picture

This is my all time pregnancy craving. I absolutely love it!!!
I cook double the amount so I have enough for the next day!

cocovanilla's picture
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Very easy and tasted good, but not very healthy. I will add som veggies next time and maybe make more sauce as it dried up.

fatty71's picture

We all loved this dish, which is unusual as my husband doesnt usually like Pasta.
We will definately cook this again.
Cheap and easy to do.Lovely.

brinxism's picture
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A staple for when I'm hungry and want something straight forward. Added garam masala and ginger to make the taste a bit more flavoursome. Also helps to use more spicy sausages rather than plain ones.

isica1903's picture
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Nice quick and tasty midweek meal. The kids both polished it off so will definitely make it again!

MaxxyysMum's picture
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This was an absolute success with my family. I added a couple of finely chopped green chillies with the sausages, substituted parsley for basil as I had plenty in the garden, and stirred some baby spinach through before serving. Delicious, and easy!

lisamroberts's picture
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Excellent Mid week meal, made with local butchers Lamb and Mint sausages. Very filling. Easy to make, will make again.

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