Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 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
    Tomato

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  • 500g pack rigatoni or penne
  • handful basil leaves, torn, (optional)
  • Parmesan, to serve
    Parmesan

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Method

  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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polgara454
20th Feb, 2011
5.05
Have made this many times, we add some pepperoni too for a little spice, works really well.
mcflairy
24th Jan, 2011
Made this for for my family cannot recommend this enough, was so nice found it easy to make.Added some chrushed chillis in it and was lovely
gromit82
18th Nov, 2010
4.05
This is a Fab recipe and my family really enjoyed it. The only thing I added was a red pepper and next time I may add mushrooms too.
carl3684
10th Nov, 2010
Yes, this has become a staple of the household! Toulouse sausage is brilliant with this, Victoria, and Tesco Finest have a Mediterranean sausage which works really well, what with the little bit of chilli and Med. herbs, Sue! Recently, I innovated - with cumin seeds, but I'll give the fennel seeds a shot, Suzanne! Gr8 dish for these 'austere times' - I can feel a Dickens moment coming...!
hollywoozle
2nd Nov, 2010
4.05
Yummy! I added peas to mine to make it a bit healthier. :) Great student meal!
pippylongstocking64
22nd Oct, 2010
I made this with chorizo sausage,and served it with homemade fresh pasta.It was divine!My husband who usally isnt keen on such food said he thoroughly enjoyed it.
lewisc14
29th Sep, 2010
4.05
Really easy to make. Great for after work. I added easy chillis to give it a kick. Personally I think that if you were to feed 4 you would need to use more sausages. But then I do have a meat loving man with a huge appetite!
shizznit
21st Sep, 2010
Try this recipe with Cumberland sausages! Add some chopped up Italian sausage or maybe Chorizo for a warm, slightly spicy Spanish finish. I have tried both and the results are delicous!
alf2nd
18th Sep, 2010
The recipe goes very well with minced meat instead of sausages, I think it's even better with minced meat.
ruthy10
25th Aug, 2010
3.05
Very easy to make . i added a dash of worcestershire sauce and it gave it a bit of a zing and i served it with garlic bread. it was lovely

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