Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

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(135 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up sausages with this spicy tomato pasta

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

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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Adam Ryan
8th Apr, 2015
I used white wine, as the recipe suggests, rather than red as other cooks have recommended. I also added a second can of chopped tomatoes, together with a little paprika and a pinch of chilli flakes as recommended by others. It was rich, flavoursome and very satisfying. I would make it again.
27th Mar, 2015
Fantastic, simple recipe that the whole family loved!
SamP mum of 3
9th Jan, 2015
Great simple midweek meal for all the family.
4th Dec, 2014
I skinned the sausages first and cut the chunks quite small. Added hot smoked paprika and didn't use basil. Delicious and went down well as a hearty supper after the rugby. Plan to make a double quantity and freeze the sauce for a fuss free meal over the Christmas break.
21st Oct, 2014
Absolutely delicious. Enjoyed by all (including 4yr old) Used red wine instead of white, as recommended on other comments. Will definitely make again - tasty yet quick
7th Jul, 2014
Good, straight forward tasty meal. Served ours with spaghetti because that's what was in the cupboard...
8th Aug, 2016
Why did you give it 3 stars only I am worried the kids won't like it what do you think?
9th Apr, 2014
I decided for the first time I would actually follow a recipe...but unfortunately this recipe did need some improvisation as it was a bit boring. Its a good base idea, but I think red wine is far better for a red/ tomato sauce, so I decided to add this after I followed the recipe- probably about 1 small glass. I also found it was quite vinegary- this may have been my poor quality tinned tomatoes or the poor quality white wine, but to balance it out I added a fair bit of salt and pepper and a teaspoon of sugar. I also added some cayenne pepper and paprika and some sundried tomatoes. In total the sauce simmered for about 30 mins and I ended up with a really nice thick and rich tasting sauce. I also added some broccoli with the pasta to add a bit of colour.
2nd Mar, 2014
Really basic sauce but still tasty and easy to vary by adding chillis, changing sausages or popping in extra veg.
21st Feb, 2014
i made this for dinner and it as very nice. usually i can't get my son to eat sausages but he loved this dish. I will be cooking this one again


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