Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Sauce

    50 minutes

    This recipe makes a very hearty and zesty Italian pasta sauce. It makes a nice change from a regular bolognese. You can adjust the amount of seasoning to taste.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 1 1/2 cups oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced
    • 1/4 cup oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
    • 1/2 large onion, coarsely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 800g tinned diced tomatoes
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 pinch Italian mixed herbs, to taste
    • 1 cup cream
    • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cook sausage in a large frypan over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain excess oil and set aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in the same frypan over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent.
    3. Stir in diced sun-dried tomatoes and the crumbled sausage; season with salt, pepper and Italian mixed spices to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes until sun-dried tomatoes have softened.
    4. Before serving stir in cream and garnish with cherry tomatoes.

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    Wow, this was great, but I did make the following changes. I made a pound of penne, I used only sweet italian sausage (though I think it would be great with the combo too). I used an entire onion. The sun-dried tomatoes that I used said packed with olive oil and HERBS as well as my diced canned tomatoes so I did not need to add any additional italian herbs. I drained most of the liquid out of the tomatoes (recipes doesn't indicate either way) and I skipped the cherry tomatoes. Because I skipped the cherry tomatoes I cut back a bit on the cream so the sauce wouldn't be too thin. I think next time I will simmer the sauce a little longer before adding the cream because my husband felt the sun-dried tomatoes were still a little firm. I will definitely make this one again.  -  16 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love this recipe! I made it again tonight and my guests gave it a 10/10. I used mild Italian sausage and added cajun seasoning. Delicious!  -  05 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was absolutely delicious - my husband loved it too. Next time I'll use 2/3 or half as much sausage. I also mixed in the cherry tomatoes while the pan was still simmering so they could soften.  -  26 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)