Sausage pasta in a frying pan

Saucy sausage pasta

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(115 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Tomato, onion and garlic pasta sauce with sausage chunks for a bit of substance - brilliant for students (and as a hangover cure)

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal645
  • fat30g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.77g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • packet of 8 pork sausages (the best your budget will allow), cut into chunky pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
    Onion

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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300g short pasta such as fusilli or farfalle (just over half a 500g bag)
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Method

  1. Put a large pan of water on to boil.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and fry chunky pieces of 8 pork sausages on a fairly high heat until they are golden brown all over.

  3. Now turn the heat down and add 1 large chopped onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves, cooking them until they have softened.

  4. Stir in 1 tsp chilli powder and 400g chopped tomatoes with the sausages, bring the sauce to the boil then turn the heat down and let it bubble for about 10 minutes while you cook the pasta.

  5. Drop 300g pasta into the pan of boiling water and cook according to the pack instructions.

  6. Drain the pasta, then tip it into the frying pan with the sausage sauce, mixing well to coat. Dish up immediately with crusty bread.


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Sassie.B
19th Sep, 2018
5.05
Sausages aren't my favouritems food but I loved this. Easy to make and good quality sausages really make a difference.
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BooTu
9th Jul, 2018
5.05
My boys love this dish, empty plates each time.
andiet
3rd Oct, 2017
5.05
Made this last night with local sausages. Changed the recipe slightly:- removed the skin from the sausages and broke them up, added fennel seeds and oregano, used passata instead of a tin of tomates and also added a splash of white wine (before adding the tomatoes), which I reduced. I also added a bit of cream at the end. All in all a very delicious meal.
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mantaforce
22nd May, 2017
4.05
Very tasty simple recipe. My wife and 1 year old daughter both enjoyed it, will definitely make again.
owenling
11th Jan, 2017
4.05
I'm a fussy eater and don't do veg. Having said this, I used an ASDA Tomato and Garlic pasta sauce and missed out the onion. Fantastic flavours and very simple to make.
lynne82
5th Sep, 2016
5.05
Kids loved it! Used red onion, penne pasta, easy on the chilli, and some frozen spinach. Asked to have it tomorrow too!
ameliapink00
11th Jun, 2015
After noting the comments, I tweeted the recipe and added more chilli, cream cheese, mixed herbs, tomato sauce, sugar, peas to add bit of colour. It was a hit! Nice and spicy. Will definitely make again. Cheap to make.
Philipdawnay
9th Jun, 2015
Not great. Missing something. I think some cream added to the sauce would make it nicer. I would also add a teaspoon of sugar to counteract the chili. I would also opt for chorizo sausage which would also reduce the cooking time. Hope this helps
vicksfizzy
25th May, 2015
5.05
This is so simple - and utterly, utterly delicious. I'm just sorry that I had to share the whole pan with the rest of the family as I genuinely think I could have eaten the entire meal in one sitting! Can't recommend enough and will be making this as often as the rest of the family will allow. Add some green veggies on the side and away you go.
bigdave17051990
10th Apr, 2015
5.05
Have been making this for years since university, always a winner. 5/5

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