Recipes

Spicy Sausage Pasta

New family favorite that’s very budget friendly inspired by Spicy Sausage Pasta

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • packet of 8 pork sausages (the best your budget will allow) cut into chunky pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed [I used minced garlic and olive oil]
  • 1 tsp chilli powder [I also added the holy trinity of Italian seasonings, 1 tsp each oregano, rosemary, and parsley]
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300g short pasta such as fusilli or farfalle (just over half a 500g bag)
  • [I also topped it with cheese]
  • [I snuck some frozen spinach into the sauce]

Method

  • Put a large pan of water on to boil. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the sausage chunks on a fairly high heat until they are golden brown all over. Now turn the heat down and add the onion and garlic, cooking them until they have softened. [I grilled the sausage and then chopped it into pieces while boiling the pasta]
  • Stir in the chilli powder and 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. [While the pasta was draining, I sautéed onions and garlic then added spices and chopped tomatoes]
  • Drop the pasta into the pan of boiling water and cook according to the pack instructions. Drain the pasta, then tip it into the frying pan with the sausage sauce, mixing well to coat. Dish up immediately with crusty bread. [I added pasta to my tomato sauce, poured into casseroles, topped with cheese and baked until bubbly at 180 degrees C.]

Notes

  • Kids tucked in without prompting.
  • I love that even cheap frozen sausages came out tasting great with this meal, as those frozen sausages looked really unappetizing for bangers and mash.
  • It’s great as a casserole, freezes well and tastes even better the 2nd day warmed up.
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