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

  • Freezable
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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kira000's picture
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Yummy! Got the OH to make it when i was late home from work. He was apprehensive initially about a tomato based sauce being too bland and watery, but agreed afterwards that this really worked! The wine was the key factor in getting a lovely richness.
As with other people, we used half quantity of pasta shown.

strawberry75's picture

The family loved this one, I added a tablespoon of greek yoghurt on the side when served. Yummy yummy yummy!!

louiseboylan's picture
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I added a spoon of spicy chilli tomato paste and quite a few more sausages and the result was very tasty. I made it for 3 people and it was just enough. Will definitely try it again.

stargazers's picture
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Easy and tasty - added cayenne pepper to give it a kick and went down a treat

charlie_t's picture

Great dish, was a complete hint and will definitely make again

xela950's picture
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tasty but a little bland. pick sausages with lots of flavour

jo_anne_1986's picture

Really enjoyed this meal, it was quick and easy and even my 17 year old sister liked it, who is very fussy!! I added mushrooms and onions and only did enough pasta for 2, but did the sauce for 4 people. If i was doing it for 4 people i would make more sauce.

benadam's picture
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This was a lovely recipe. I added a bit of chilli which I think was needed. I also put it into a casserole dish, topeed with grated cheese and put it under the grill till bubbling. My six year old had seconds. However 500g of pasta was far too much for the amount of sauce created. I bet 350g would easily be enough.

bibaumaru's picture
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easy to prepare..a perfect fast home cooked meal

kira000's picture
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The tomato sauce was a little watery tasting, so along with the usual seasoning as instructed (salt and fresh ground black pepper), i added 1.5 tsp of caster sugar to bring the flavour of the tomato out, along with a light sprinkle of cayenne chilli powder for some extra piquant zing. Hearty, warming and Yummy!!

ukgirl75's picture

Was okay but a bit too bland when the sauce dried out.

polgara454's picture
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I used the quantity of sauce for 2 people instead of 4, added chunky cut mushrooms and some spice pepperoni.
It was lovely!

pmr747's picture
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Lovely- thoroughly enjoyed it and a doddle to make

lifeisbutadream's picture

This dish is perfect - I change it depending on who is coming for dinner! so easy and quick - I make it every week now! It freezes well too, if you dont add the pasta before freezing..

wildspiritart's picture
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I like to hide vegetables in my kids' meals, so I threw 2 small carrots and 2 small onions into the food processor and added these with the garlic. just required a little extra water to thin it out slightly. Instead of sage, I used basil, oregano and a bay leaf. I served it with a bagged salad with roasted capsicum/garlic dressing for a perfectly balanced meal. My 6 year old rates it a 10/5. ;-)

frolo743's picture

This is a really easy & tasty dish, could've done with a couple more sausages for my carnivorous family tho.

vixterj's picture
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Made spicy version - used less pasta but same sauce quantity for 2 people.

jacobsden's picture
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This was lovely, very filling however once the bottle of wine was opened it just had to be finished. More of a Friday Night dish, enjoy and of course the bottle of wine 10/10 ENJOY ....

paulstarii's picture
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Creates a fantastic rich tomato sauce which goes so well with the sausage and pasta. I tried to get the best sausages I could find in my local supermarket (I used the premium pork ones from the 'Black Farmer' range in the end which worked well.) This is easy to do a delicious!

vickpole's picture
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This has become a family favourite and I agree about the Toulouse suasages, if I can't get them then Lincolnshire are good!!

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