Sunday, 13 May 2012

Saucy Sausage Pasta

I needed to use up a packet of sausages, so had alook at the Good Food website & found this recipe. Quick, simple and quite tasty. I used a big chunky pasta, and though the recipe said to use 500g pasta, this was way too much! I'd maybe use 350g next time. I also doubled the sauce quantities, and Im glad I did.  My pot of basil is growing quite happily on my windowsill, so that was very handy for this recipe! Fresh basil really brings out the flavours. Original recipe here.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 thick pork sausages , cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 400ml medium white wine
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 350g pack rigatoni or penne
  • handful basil leaves , torn, (optional)
  • Parmesan , to serve
  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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