Sunday, April 05, 2009

Spicy Sausage Pasta

This is a great meal for something during the week - easily made but satisfying to eat. I'm hoping to do more in this series of quick dinners over the next while so watch this space. This one only takes about 30 minutes to serve so definetly something to cook if you're in a hurry or don't want to spend too long in the kitchen!

As you can see, I used a red chilli to increase the heat. Feel free to improvise on this from added heat to type of sausage and let me know how you get on. This should serve around 4 people.


Olive oil
6 delicious sausages (I chose beef)
1 onion
1 garlic clove
Can of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp dried oregano
350g rigatoni pasta
1 tbsp red pesto


1. Grill the sausages until nicely browned. You can fry them but I prefer grilling as it gets rid of excess fat.
2. Chop the sausages into bite-sized chunks.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan and add the chopped onion and garlic. After they begin to turn brown add the chopped tomatoes, sausage and oregano. Season to taste, cover and simmer for around 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
4. Whilst the food is simmering, cook the pasta in salted water until ready.
5. When the sauce is thickened, add the pesto and stir throughout. Drain the pasta and mix with everything together.

Serve immediately and enjoy. You can also add some grated cheese and garnish to finish.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds yum, and something the kids would like too! Thanks Phil! :)

7:24 am  

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