Sausage pasta in a frying pan

Saucy sausage pasta

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(160 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

Tomato, onion and garlic pasta sauce with sausage chunks for a bit of substance - brilliant for students (and as a hangover cure)

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal645
  • fat30g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.77g
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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…

  • packet of 8 pork sausages (the best your budget will allow), cut into chunky pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300g short pasta such as fusilli or farfalle (just over half a 500g bag)



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…


  1. Put a large pan of water on to boil.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan and fry chunky pieces of 8 pork sausages on a fairly high heat until they are golden brown all over.

  3. Now turn the heat down and add 1 large chopped onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves, cooking them until they have softened.

  4. Stir in 1 tsp chilli powder and 400g chopped tomatoes with the sausages, bring the sauce to the boil then turn the heat down and let it bubble for about 10 minutes while you cook the pasta.

  5. Drop 300g pasta into the pan of boiling water and cook according to the pack instructions.

  6. Drain the pasta, then tip it into the frying pan with the sausage sauce, mixing well to coat. Dish up immediately with crusty bread.

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21st Feb, 2008
I use scissors to cut up the sausages as it's quicker than a knife and you keep the skins on with ease!
21st Feb, 2008
Was quick & easy. I also grill the sausages first as easier to cut. Also added a tin of sweetcorn, was yummy!
17th Feb, 2008
This is a favourite - it's tasty, quick to make and everyone loves it!
4th Feb, 2008
We love this, it makes a great supper. I precook the sausages.
3rd Feb, 2008
Very simple for a quick but tasty meal.
4th Jan, 2008
This is very tasty, satisfying and simple to prepare. Next time I will skin the sausages and roll into balls for a smoother texture.
17th Dec, 2007
It was very difficult to chop up raw sausages and keep the skins on, on my second attempt I grilled them first and then chopped them up also if you want more sauce add another tin of tomatoes and less chilli powder as we found it too spicy! We love this recipe for a quick cheap mid week meal.
13th Nov, 2007
Nice easy tea time treat - I added just a few slivers of ginger to put a bit of zing in the receipe.
8th Nov, 2007
Very easy and very tasty. I added tinned sweetcorn to up the veg count.
7th Nov, 2007
so simple to make and very tasty


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