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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1st May, 2013
Delicious simple supper. Used 4 sausages for two adults and one toddler - and next time will use 5-6 I think. Added one onion and served with lots of veg. Will definitely make again.
28th Apr, 2013
One of our favourites , easy and very tasty ! I added Tabasco and chilli flakes to give it a little kick
18th Apr, 2013
I really don't cook but have decided I need to learn. I cooked these last week for my husband and we both loved it! I used 350g of pasta for both of us and the amount of sauce in the recipe was good for 2 people - it would never stretch to 4. And we had 2 sausages each. It was quick, easy and tasted great - like a 'posh' pasta, not just a weeknight quick dinner. Very proud of myself but thanks to other comments where I picked up tips on qty's and alternatives etc.
17th Apr, 2013
Made this dish for supper. Really tasty. I used sainsburys taste the difference Cumberland sausage and added a few chilli flakes. So easy to make! Next time I will fry the sausage whole and cut up when cooked. This is because the chopped sausage pieces fell apart as they were cooking - still delicious though! The fresh basil works really well.
22nd Mar, 2013
Excellent esp as I used Tesco finest Toulouse sausages n home roasted tomatoes that were in the freezer, excellent on what is a very cold night
9th Feb, 2013
A quick, easy mid week meal, and tasy too
25th Jan, 2013
Really good recipe! I added the chilli just to spice up the dish and it really worked. Easy to follow recipe and will do it again.
21st Jan, 2013
Another winning meal !! I have a fussy family but they all enjoyed this pasta dish and asked for seconds!!- which is a first ! I Stuck to all the suggested ingredients and measurements - however I did use chorizo style sausages from taste the difference range - Sainsbury's- as a few people said that they felt the need to add chilli or cayenne pepper - i felt this would give it the "kick" everyone else said the recipe was lacking and it definitely worked well ;)
11th Dec, 2012
Quick easy yummy mid week meal. Enjoyed by all
8th Dec, 2012
The wine makes the sauce really rich and delicious. Easy recipe and will definitely be making it again!


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