Best Pasta Recipe – Spicy Sausage Pasta


This is my top pasta recipe, which I cook frequently. Easy and filling for the family, but also perfect for a casual dinner with friends.

900g (2 lb) good quality pork sausages (I prefer Cumberland – which are meaty and herby)
2 onions – peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves – peeled and chopped
2 red chillies – deseeded and finely chopped
2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
1 teasp soft brown sugar

OR instead of the garlic, chillies and tin tomatoes use 1 large jar of tomato and chili pasta sauce (I use Lloyd Grossman’s)

500 g dried pasta (I usually use penne)
freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve

  • Cut sausages into 1 inch pieces. Heat a large frying pan or flameproof casserole and cook sausages for 5 mins until lightly browned.
  • Drain off excess fat, leaving just a thin coating, then add onions and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes until golden brown
  • (If using jar of pasta sauce, add it now and skip the next 2 steps and simmer for 40 minutes)
  • Stir in chillies and cook for 1 minute
  • Add tomatoes, sugar and some salt & pepper. Bring to boil, partially cover and simmer gently for 40 minutes until dark and a little pulpy.
  • Meanwhile cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water, drain well.
  • Serve pasta with sausage sauce and parmesan.

14 thoughts on “Best Pasta Recipe – Spicy Sausage Pasta”

  1. I saw Brent’s message about this blog hop and was thinking about participating. I just wasn’t sure how it all worked, but I’ll have to join in next time. Anyway, that pasta looks delicious! We are such pasta people in our family!

  2. Creative Junkie

    Hmmmmmmm – have I mentioned that I could easily live on pasta? Yummmmmmm.

    (pssst: you’re on my blog today! Don’t worry – it’s a good thing!)

  3. Multiple personalities..

    Popping over from SItS…

    oooh, yummy! And it looks so easy to make too, which are the perfect combination for me. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Night Owl Mama

    Oh does this look Yummy your picture looks good enough to EAT thanks for returning to leave a comment I appreciate it. THe 1st post on my site is not my giveaway so I turned off the comment cause its just an information post teh linky for snacks should work…

    if you click on the title of the post usually the comment section will appear if the post section is turned on

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