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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8th Dec, 2012
The wine makes the sauce really rich and delicious. Easy recipe and will definitely be making it again!
16th Nov, 2012
Really tasty, I added some peppers too which was nice. The sauce was very runny, so I will simmer it for longer next time.
5th Nov, 2012
I only added a few mushrooms and half a teaspoon of sugar to the recipe. I would have liked to add some chilli too but the kids wouldn't have eaten it! Next time I would double up on the sausages and add some onions.
23rd Oct, 2012
just made and ate this......easy and tasty,,,,next time i might add few extra things such as onions and peppers
10th Oct, 2012
I made the amount of sauce in the recipe but far less pasta as recommended by other people here - 250g. Only had three sausages so added a mini pack of lardons, an onion and 2tsp hot chilli powder and 1tsp smoked paprika. Was really nice with an excellent spicy kick.
8th Oct, 2012
So good and so so tasty. Made this twice in 2 weeks as was such a big hit. Very easy and quick to make. Used Tesco finest caramelised red onion sausages. Yum yum yum!
28th Sep, 2012
Just made.. Added a red onion some mixed peppers and a piri piri chili from a jar. Yummy will make again. Great base to just add your own preferences for a great quick evening meal
23rd Aug, 2012
This is a lovely tasty,quick recipe which is now a firm family favourite. I have used wine as detailed in the recipe but have also used apple juice as an alternative. Might be worth trying for those of you that don't want to use wine and the taste works well-of course-with pork sausages.
21st Aug, 2012
p.s @ Bexxs - the white wine adds a real depth of flavour - definately would recommend using it - just make sure you reduce it by half as the recipe says
21st Aug, 2012
I absolutely love this recipe - I have made variations, by using red wine instead of white, and differents types of pasta - but I have to say that the white wine and rigatoni pasta is perfect for this. I add LOADS of garlic, and try it with different flavoured sausages - don't even try to use cheap sausages as you need the sausages to be really meaty to be able to hold the sauce and not turn into a paste! Perfect finished with sprigs of basil - a firm favourite!


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