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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28th Sep, 2012
I used kidney beans in a chilli sauce in mine, really tasty and flavoursome, not too spicy either!! mmmmmm!
7th Sep, 2012
Soooooo easy and tasty! if me, an 18 year old lad can do it, im sure anyone can :) P.S. its cheap too ^^
3rd Sep, 2012
Not tasty at all, very bland. Would be better baked with cheese on top
17th Jul, 2012
this dish was seriously yummy!! But i altered it a bit, i got rid of the chili as i don't like spicy foods. I used a can of chopped tomatoes with garlic and herbs instead of the garlic cloves and threw in some garlic Italian seasoning. I also placed the pasta in a dish, sprinkled some cheese on and grilled it till the cheese had melted. This I felt added another dimension to the dish. 4 stars because i knew i wouldn't have liked the original. Next time i may add some bacon but not sure. This a dish you can defiantly play around with!!
13th Jul, 2012
one word - YUM!
9th Jul, 2012
Big hit with the family! I used dragon sausage though which is quite spicy in itself so it all added to the flavour! Gorgeous, a must try!
4th Jul, 2012
Really simple to cook and very tasty! Will def add some sweetcorn next time, and we found we had to add extra chilli powder, along with chilli flakes, but we like our food spicy. Will def be cooking this again including some of the excess veg from the garden.
2nd Jun, 2012
love this, its a miracle when my picky children empty their bowls
18th May, 2012
Hello. This is my review of the meal in question. This meal exercises the devine cuisine of Northern Italy and is such a delicious recipe. It is quick, simple and easy to make and I highly recommend it. Here is the review in Japanese for no reason: こんにちは。これは質問での食事の私のレビューです。 この食事は、イタリア北部のディバイン料理を行使し、そのようなおいしいレシピです。 それは、迅速、簡単で作りやすいです、私は非常にそれをお勧めします。 Thank you
27th Apr, 2012
ya i agree


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