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)

emma3108's picture

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

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

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

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

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

MaxxyysMum's picture

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

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

coen83's picture

did the spicy verison of this which was lovely. it was a very easy mid-weekdish to make and will be doing again. I will add a few more sausages next time though

cakeanyone's picture

I cooked onion with some really good herby sausages and added a touch of chilli too to try and give this recipe some zing, but really it's only ok. Nice, but definitely nothing special.

teenager's picture

Needs for herbs and sasauges!

traciekan's picture

i add some chilli and more veg to stretch it out then crumble some cheshire cheese on the top when serving.

eleanormayo's picture

I added some red onion, red chilli and fennel seeds to this & substituted the tinned toms for passata. I also stirred through some fresh spinach before serving to add a bit more vegetable content. Served it up to some colleagues before undertaking a midnight charity walk & it went down very well.

darkreaper666's picture

made this last week and enjoyed very much but does anyone know the best type of white wine to use

representin's picture

If you are looking for a legandary sausage and pasta recipe then look no further!!

sarahquinn26's picture

This was really easy to make, i added an onion and mushrooms to bulk it out and i used m&s chilli sausages and some fresh basil.I took the meat out of the skin and rolled it into meatballs. The sauce had a lovely flavour, enjoyed by everyone.

v6en31's picture

This would have been 5 stars but we felt that there was so much pasta that there was no sauce left over and as such the taste was diluted. Probably almost half the pasta would make this an awesome feed.

ncsh556's picture

i used more sausages, and next time till do another can of tomatoes and add a little chili like suggested above. i didnt think there was enough tomato sauce for that amount of pasta. tasted nice though!


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