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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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!
8th Dec, 2011
Very good quick and tasty....make again
7th Dec, 2011
Quick, easy & tasty supper..will make again
17th Nov, 2011
Delicious! I used spicy pork and fennel sausages. I also added quite a bit of pepper, and some tomato soup to the pasta sauce.
16th Oct, 2011
I recommend adding the chili for those who like spicy food! Very yummy
9th Oct, 2011
this was really really nice and so quick to do after long day
2nd Oct, 2011
Adapted this based on what I had - 400g pasta, lincolnshire sausages and dry pinot wine. Unbelievably tasty. Will definately make this again.
7th Sep, 2011
A family favourite and easy to make. I add an onion and five minutes before serving I throw in some peas. Like other reviewers I would suggest using sausages with a strong flavour.
27th Aug, 2011
Used chicken stock as I didn't have any wine. Also added some bacon. Really delicious.
14th Aug, 2011
I love this recipe, easy and soooo tasty. Don´t use tomato puree, as I live in Spain and is difficult to buy here, I use tomato frito - yummy!


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