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Quick sausage Bolognese

Quick sausage Bolognese

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Pasta, sauce, and sausages, what could be a better combination? The sausage meat adds great flavour to a simple dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal657
  • fat30g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre5g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.98g
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Ingredients

  • 6 good-quality sausages, skins removed
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • 250g pack mushroom, sliced
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 150ml red wine (optional)
  • 660g jar tomato pasta sauce (we used Loyd Grossman’s tomato & chilli)
  • 300g penne
  • grated or shaved parmesan, to serve
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Heat a large, wide frying pan, then crumble in the sausage meat and fennel seeds (there’s no need to add any oil). Fry for a few mins until golden and the fat is released, stirring well to break up the meat. Add the mushrooms and fry for a few mins until beginning to soften. Stir in the wine now, if using, bubble for 1 min, then add the tomato sauce and heat through until bubbling.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the penne. When ready, drain and tip into the sauce. Mix well until completely coated, then divide between four plates, finishing with a little Parmesan.

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dazhuntley
1st Nov, 2012
5.05
This is amazing! great mid week meal. Heartily recommend!
bryony231
2nd Aug, 2012
Great recipe!
ibizafan
19th Apr, 2012
4.05
Nice and filling, it made enough for 5 people there was a lot. Yum.
samanthatodd
11th Apr, 2012
5.05
Firm family favourite!
sara-jo
4th Aug, 2011
4.05
I made this as a family meal for 4 the other night and there was still plenty to spare :-) It was tasty and very very easy to make. I used an Asda Spicy Tomato Pasta Sauce instead of Lloyd Grossman and it was very tasty.
elizaabeth
30th Jun, 2011
5.05
This is delicious, I made my own sauce with it and added peas and sweetcorn to add more colour to the dish, the sausage is delicious using this method :) big thumbs up from me :)
caroleharding
18th Feb, 2011
I don't like fennel so omitted this and used some Italian herb mix instead. Fantastic result, very tasty, I will be making this again.
cedrichart
10th Feb, 2011
2.05
I was a little disappointed as what resulted was quite different from a traditional Bolognese - this was largely down to the fennel. However 10/10 for ease of preparation, and if I had just flown in from Mars I think I would give at least 8/10 for taste.
cedrichart
10th Feb, 2011
2.05
I was a little disappointed as what resulted was quite different from a traditional Bolognese - this was largely down to the fennel. However 10/10 for ease of preparation, and if I had just flown in from Mars I think I would give at least 8/10 for taste.
kategoudy
15th Dec, 2010
5.05
I can't rate this dish high enough - it tasted amazing! Really easy to make - good quality sausages are a must though. I used that well known 'Porky' variety. I didn't have fennel seeds so used mustard and I used a smaller 300g version of the sauce which was fine. As for the pasta, I used trottole instead of penne which was light and springy. Will definitely make this again for an easy mid-week meal.

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