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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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!
7th Jul, 2011
Quick and easy to make, in the past I've used red instead of white wine which really adds some body. A firm favourite in our house.
20th Feb, 2011
Have made this many times, we add some pepperoni too for a little spice, works really well.
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
18th Nov, 2010
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.
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...!
2nd Nov, 2010
Yummy! I added peas to mine to make it a bit healthier. :) Great student meal!
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.


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