Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up sausages with this spicy tomato pasta

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal655
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs103g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt1g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 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



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 500g pack rigatoni or penne
  • handful basil leaves, torn, (optional)
  • parmesan, to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  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.

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21st Oct, 2017
This is a nice recipe but I wouldn't say it was spicy. I'm glad I read some other reviews before making it. I added an extra tin of chopped tomatoes, a tsp of chilli flakes and 1/2 tsp of paprika which did give it that spice and a really nice taste. I think next time I'd add some veg in too.
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23rd Aug, 2017
This is delicious. I used sausage meat, added onions, sage and a couple of rashers of bacon I had left over. I didn't have any white wine so used Rosè. You can really mix this recipe up and it's still good.
29th Jul, 2017
Nice and easy and very tasty although I made a few tweaks! I baked the sausages first and added them with the tomatoes (used two tins). Fried some courgette and pepper first with the garlic, added some chilli flakes as other suggested, and used chicken stock instead of opening a bottle of wine. Finally, added a grated carrot at the veg stage for sweetness instead of adding sugar. Everyone enjoyed it so will be making again.
8th Jul, 2017
So easy and quick to prepare, very tasty too. A perfect dinner particularly for a weeknight.Gave us 4 really good portions. Could probably even feed 5 with this.
20th May, 2017
Easy and quick recipe - definitely recommend as a mid-week meal! I used 2 tins of chopped tomatoes instead of 1 and also apple juice instead of wine which sweetened it nicely.
11th May, 2017
Very tasty. Used passata instead of tinned tomatoes, added dried basil and chilli flakes.
23rd Nov, 2016
Cooked this a few days ago and followed the recipe. I would agree to use an extra tin of tomatoes and maybe half teaspoon of sugar. That said it's a great comfort food standby to put together something filling and tasty. Next time I think i will substitute about 100g pasta with veg for a lighter option. I have three of Jo Pratt's books and her food is really good. Her book "in the mood for entertaining' has never failed me:)
7th Feb, 2016
This is delicious - I used Sainsbury's Sicilian sausages and a splash of apple juice instead of opening a whole bottle of wine. I also chucked in some mushrooms for the last 15 mins - lovely.
3rd Feb, 2016
This is so easy. It's nothing special but it's a good start when you really can't be bothered... Keep adding ingredients if you want something more tasty to eat...
15th May, 2015
Haven't made this for ages but cooked it again tonight using sausage from the local butcher. Baked the sausages in the oven first, fried the garlic (2 big cloves) then added the chopped up cooked sausages. Followed recipe but added a good pinch of chilli flakes and seasoning to taste. So simple and very filling. Basil and Parmesan to taste at the end. Lovely simple meal! Serve with pasta. 5 stars for taste and simplicity 5 stars f


3rd Apr, 2015
Is the calorie count per serving or for the whole recipe? I.e. If we are having the ingredients because there are just two of us do we half the calories? Thanks
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20th Apr, 2015
Hi sosman1983 the calorie count is per serving so if you were serving this recipe between 2 people you would be getting double the calories. All our recipe are calculated per serving unless otherwise stated. Hope this helps. 
18th Dec, 2013
I am muslim so I used veggie sausages and used vegetable stock as a substitute for wine. I also used fresh chopped chilli when I added the garlic for a kick. I added about 5 sun dried tomatoes chopped to give an extra texture. And used dried oregano instead of fresh basil as I didn't have any. Although I tweaked the recepie quite a bit, it tasted great and was a hit with my husband and three year old.