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Creamy sausage & rocket linguine

Creamy sausage & rocket linguine

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Comfort food with a kick, this creamy pasta has just five ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories825
  • fat45g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs81g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt1.72g
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Ingredients

  • 8 pork sausages
  • 400g linguine
  • 100g rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 1-2 red chillies, seeds in or out (depending on how hot you like it), finely chopped
  • 150ml single cream
  • PLUS 2 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

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Method

  1. Squeeze the sausagemeat out of the skins, breaking into grape-size chunks. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the chunks for about 8 mins until crisp and golden.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta and chop most of the rocket. Add the chilli to the sausages, fry for 30 secs, then tip in the cream and chopped rocket. Season and heat until the rocket has just wilted.

  3. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking liquid, then mix the pasta through the sauce with a splash of cooking water. Top with remaining rocket

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Comments (24)

kaffy1954's picture
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I had my reservations about this recipe, as I've not really enjoyed rocket sauces in the past but needed something quick and had all the ingredients to hand. Unfortunately, my doubts were well-founded. The rocket made the creamy sauce taste very bitter and unpleasant. Perhaps if the chillies had been a bit hotter it would have been a little better, but I'm more inclined to think that the recipe was just so wrong on every level that nothing could salvage it.

lunchtowel's picture

I'd rate this 10/10 wouldn't cook again. Didn't the have the linguine so used spaghetti, unfortunately my son doesn't like sausages so I used mince beef instead. Couldn't find the rocket in the supermarket so fried mushrooms and onion with the beef and thought a tin of tomatoes would be nicer than the cream so added that. The reviews below suggested the chillies might be a bit bland so sprinkled 25g of mild cheddar on top. Couldn't understand why people in the comments below didn't like it, my wife even said it reminded her of Dolmio. What a result!

GeorgieL123's picture

Not creamy enough for me, and also a bit bland...
Added a bit of creme fraiche and Parmesan to thicken it up a bit, but needed something else to added a bit of flavour

Rupes's picture

I found this disappointingly bland :(

Lemon juice enhanced the flavours very slightly, but somehow everything seemed to be masked under the cream.

A real shame as I loved the sound of this...

fairycakes69's picture

First time I followed the recipe, found it a bit bland, read the comments and added red onion, chorizo, Parmesan and 250 ml of cream. Very tasty, everyone loved it.

hsiq's picture

A little bland, needs more rocket. Also, add a few cherry tomatoes to bring the dish together completely. It's not bad, but not anything to write home about.

kathrynv's picture

Love this recipe! I make it fairly regularly - its really tasty and very easy. What's not to love?!

minniemoo15's picture

Tasty tasty very very tasty

cronberry's picture

Great dish but to upgrade it a bit use Italian or Chorizo (not the salami though) sausages or even Lincolnshire or other flavoursome sausages and add parmesan or grano padano cheese grated over the top - good supper dish.

rongraves's picture

Slit the skins lengthways with a sharp knife and just slip them off. Squeezing is tedious and the skins will inevitably burst.

nmdwilliamson's picture
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Amazing, has become a family favourite. Sometimes halve some cherry tomatoes and add them in after the chillies, tastes gorgeous

laurakilbride's picture

I use chilli sausages, a splash of white wine and creme fraiche with lots of chillis and garlic. Add fresh basil at the end. Divine!

akarusty's picture
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Very tasty and simple to make - may have overdone it with the quantity of linguine but even so it's worth it!

emsmith's picture
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Made this for the third time last night and it was really tasty. Have adapted it slightly and also fry a red onion (cut into wedges through the root) along with the sausage meat. Also (as mentioned by autumnlight above) tend to use rather a lot of chilli and tonnes of black pepper to ensure it's got a good kick. From experience I'd say the cooking liquid from the pasta is pretty vital. I forgot it last night and the dish was rather dry - still yummy, but a bit on the claggy side.

autumnlight's picture
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Loved it - made this a few times, but you need to add a few handfuls more rocket, loads of black pepper and lots of chilli to get the best flavour.

splodgemeister's picture
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My boyfriend made this for us and we both found it to be really disappointing and bland. It was relatively quick and easy to make but I doubt we'll bother again.

alexandrareah's picture

used creme fraiche instead

alexandrareah's picture

made it for the children first, bland. made ours added white wine, some toms and mushrooms, parmasan on top, tasty

elizabethr's picture
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A great, tasty mid week meal option.

malinrohman's picture
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I made this dish for friends and it was easy and delicous and went down really well. Can't fault it.

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hsiq's picture

A couple of cherry tomatoes, more rocket, and salt!

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