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Crispy sausage and tomato pasta recipe

Crispy sausage and tomato pasta recipe

27 ratings

This crispy sausage and tomato pasta is a quick and easy dish that takes less than 20 minutes to make. Combining flavoursome pork sausages with a fresh tomato sauce, it's sure to be a family favourite. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 750 calories / serving


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 pork sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 15g fresh basil, chopped, a few whole leaves reserved
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 300g penne
  • 100g grated Cheddar
If you haven't got penne, try using fusilli or another short pasta

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    38g 55%
  • Saturates

    14g 72%
  • Sugars

    6g 6%
  • Salt

    2.1g 35%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 69.6g Protein 34.7g Fibre 3.7g


  1. Heat the oil in a deep-sided frying pan over a medium high heat. Pinch the sausages from their skins into the pan to make small nuggets of sausagemeat. Fry, breaking up with a spatula or wooden spoon, for 8-10 mins until the sausage is crispy, golden brown and well broken up.
  2. Add the garlic, fry for 1 min, then stir in the chopped basil, cherry tomatoes and 150ml water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 8-10 mins for the tomatoes to begin to break down.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil and tip in the pasta. Cook for 8-10 mins until tender. Reserve 50ml cooking water and drain.
  4. Tip the cooked penne into the sauce and toss everything together. Season well with pepper and add a splash of the reserved pasta water to help coat the pasta with a little sauce. Serve scattered with the Cheddar and reserved basil leaves.

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