Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

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(127 ratings)

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 Jun, 2012
Tried and tested on a couple of friends and it went down a storm! Added an onion and some chestnut mushrooms and a little extra garlic and was glorious!
18th May, 2012
Four sausages for four people doesn't go anywhere in this dish. I used 8, could have used 10. I used a tin and half of chopped toms, which was just about right for the amount of pasta and meat. Very tasty, a winner with my lot :)
2nd May, 2012
Just cooked this for lunch and I absolutely loved it.. Very easy and tastes very fresh, specially with the basil.. Could leave out the sausages next time for a lighter version!
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1st May, 2012
made this meal ages ago and again today as its so quick to make and tastes good.
27th Apr, 2012
lovely simple dish. used up tomatoes and mushrooms in fridge and added plenty of fresh chilli
27th Apr, 2012
Quick and easy. I didn't have any white wine so I used half sherry, half water. Will make again.
1st Apr, 2012
soooooo simple and really tasty.....equally good eaten cold in lunchbox following day :)
23rd Mar, 2012
Yuk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15th Mar, 2012
Surprisingly tasty sauce for so few ingrediants. I added a chilli to give it some heat too and it worked perfectly. Will definitely be making this meal again.
12th Jan, 2012
Really tasty, really quick and easy to make, and the family and myself loved it. A nice cheap recipe idea as well!


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