Sausage pasta – a quick and easy recipe

One of things I love the most, is tucking into a bowl of pasta with a sauce full of vegetables and a generous sprinkling of cheese. It has to be one of my all time favourite dinners to make. After years of failing with pre-made pasta sauces during my student years, I’ve perfected and enjoyed one dish in particular – my sausage pasta dinner. It’s quick, easy and perfect for those mid-week dinners when you just need a big hug in the shape of a bowl.

What you’ll need (serves 2 or 3)

  • Pasta (any shape or size – I tend to use fusilli)
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 2 mini sweet peppers
  • 1 courgette
  • Tomato purée
  • A tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 6 sausages
  • Frylight
  • Salt and pepper

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What to do

  1. Start off by finely chopping your onions and crush your garlic cloves. Then add to a large cooking pot and gently fry until golden.
  2. Once the onions and garlic have started to brown, add your chopped peppers to the mix and continue to fry.
  3. Next, add a quarter of the chopped tomatoes to the mixture.
  4. While this simmers, de-skin your sausages and roll them into small balls.
  5. Once you’ve got sausage meatballs, add them to the mixture and let them cook while soaking up the flavour of the sauce.
  6. Fill a separate pot with water and leave to boil.
  7. Leave to cook until the sausages have cooked through and once the other pan of water is boiling add your pasta.
  8. Next, grate your courgettes straight into the sausage pot and add the remaining tin of chopped tomatoes then leave to simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Once your pasta has cooked, drain and add it to your sauce mixture – save a splash of the pasta water and add this to the sauce.
  10. Give it a stir and leave the pasta to suck up the sauce for a few minutes, before serving with grated cheese and a side of vegetables (just to balance it out).


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