Tomato and Sausage Pasta

Tomato and Sausage Pasta


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You'll love this thick, meaty sauce! Also works well with regular sausages if you can't find spicy ones.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g hot Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 2/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced capers
  • 800g tinned whole peeled tomatoes, mashed, liquid reserved
  • 1 (400g) tin crushed tomatoes
  • 250g tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 500g penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. In a frypan over medium heat, cook the sausages until evenly brown.
  2. Mix the red onion, garlic and capers into the frypan and cook until onion is tender. Mix in the mashed whole tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato pasta sauce and red wine. Season with basil, parsley, oregano, chilli flakes, black pepper and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place the pasta in the pot, cook 10 minutes until al dente, and drain.
  4. Serve the sauce mixture over the cooked pasta. Top with Romano cheese.

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