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

    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)

samwatson's picture

Made this with less pasta and one less sausage to feed two adults and one toddler. Very tasty and enjoyed by all.

emmaorman's picture

Used leftover sausages from bbq to make this - was lovely and much faster knowing the sausages didn't need cooking

badcompany3004's picture

I don't drink and don't touch alcohol so just wondering if the wine has to be added to this meal?

vlaoverton's picture

This is such a great standby recipe. I made it on Friday night with Toulouse sausages and also added some mushrooms and chilli. I also added parsley instead of basil only because the supermarket was out of the latter! Can see this becoming a Friday night favourite - quick, easy, tasty and comforting!

angelarobinson's picture

Has anyone tried this with red wine instead of white?

angelarobinson's picture

This is easy to make when you come in from long day at work. I made twice the sauce and a couple more sausages, and added chili flakes - be a bit bland without I think.

beccabryant's picture

My boyfriend made this for me and his famly and it was delicous!!! Highly recommended.

shellg17190's picture

I want to make this tonight but don't have any wine to add into the mix. Does anyone know an alternative for this??

Any ideas would be great.


catcro's picture

Made this recipe for the children at a dinner party. They loved it, from the 1 year old to the 6 year old. Fantastically easy to prepare and so tasty. Used less of the wine than in the recipe (I know you boil off the alcohol but thought it was better as we were making it just for children)

coolruth's picture

Great simple dish. I added some hot paprika which gave the sauce some warmth. It's also nice with bacon instead of sausages.

chris-suarez's picture

Ive made this twice now and it never disappoints. This will definitely be one of my fall back meals when i'm not sure what to make

cat888's picture

I only had two sausages left in the fridge, but still really enjoyed this one. I will be trying this one again!

boof333's picture

Everyone really enjoyed this in my house! Defo making it again as it was quick and easy!

jodie2933's picture

Forgot to rate recipe...!!

jodie2933's picture

I made this a few days ago it was very tasty i added chorizo and salarmi instead of sausage for spanish tast. I also added one and a half tins of chopped tomatos rather than just the one as there was a lot of pasta this made it the suace go a lot further as i think the pasta would of been a bit dry otherwise. I also added a red chilli as i like a bit of heat but i feel it would be nice with or with out it.

jcurlylocks's picture

Fab! The whole family loved it. Definitely make again.

viktory's picture

Fabulous dish. We used 6 sweet chilli sausages and I also added some blanched broccoli and mushrooms.

Quick and easy to make and very tasty.

I will definitely cook this again.

bigedd1981's picture

Didnt have any wine so a bottle of speckled hen went in... blooming tasty!! :)

Agree with the comment about freezing before the pasta goes in...

Quick and easy, 10/10 (other beers may have affected the desicion)

jeanius's picture

We all enjoyed this, I agree that the pasta is too much, cooked less than stated and didn't use all of it. For three of us cooked 6 sausages. It needs something else but not sure what yet, will experiment next time. To sum it up a lovely mid week supper that needs tweaking to your own personal preference.

lorraine21's picture

This is a really easy and tasty supper dish. I am going to try it with some chilli flakes next time. Everyone that has tried it has loved it.


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