Saucy sausage pasta

Saucy sausage pasta

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(101 ratings)

Ready in 20-30 minutes


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


  • kcal645
  • fat30g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.77g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

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



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 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)



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…


  1. Put a large pan of water on to boil. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the sausage chunks on a fairly high heat until they are golden brown all over. Now turn the heat down and add the onion and garlic, cooking them until they have softened.

  2. Stir in the chilli powder and 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.

  3. Drop the pasta into the pan of boiling water and cook according to the pack instructions. 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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9th Jul, 2013
This is SO yummy! I had a few leftover sausages and needed a quick fix for lunch, I had everything in my cupboard and it took just 15minutes! FAB! Thank youuuuuuuuu!
9th Jul, 2013
Absolutely delicious - has become a family favourite!
4th Jul, 2013
Become a family favourite. I also add chorizo and a teaspoon of chipotle chilli and smoked paprika paste, for extra kick.
3rd Jul, 2013
Iv just made this for our tea & added in some spinach I had leftover in the fridge & an extra spoon of chilli powder & the plates were clean, even our 2year old cleaned his plate he said it was yummy! There's enough leftover to have for another day so iv popped it in the freezer.
4th May, 2013
Really lovely and so simple! I shaved a carrot in the sauce for extra veggies and put two spoons of chilli powder instead of one. Very tasty and much appreciated by my hangover boyfriend :)
25th Apr, 2013
Easy and cheap to make and was a nice change to 'normal' pasta dish. A hit with all five of us, even 9 month baby.
24th Apr, 2013
very very fresh, very very cheap - 6 for £5, £1 each! Come on ladies, come on ladies.
29th Mar, 2013
i love this recipe, really tasty! towards the end i usually add philadelphia or mascarpone and stir in until melted. It gives a creamier taste.
23rd Mar, 2013
This was nice. Good quick family mid-week meal. I didn't add the chilli powder till the end as i served my kids out first then added some chilli powder to what was left for myself and husband. Was nice, quick and no fuss to prepare.
6th Mar, 2013
Simple, quick, tasty and nutritious, I added sweetcorn and mushrooms, with grated cheese over the top. My toddler loves it!


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