Full of flavour and a breeze to put together this Easy sausage pasta is a weeknight winner!
I love using sausages as a base for pasta sauce – they have so much flavour and it cuts down on the number of ingredients you need to make a tasty sauce. I used sausages which were a combination of beef and pork mince for this recipe but any tasty sausages will do. The pasta sauce is made with passata (or you can use tomato puree) and fresh cherry tomatoes and carrot. Fresh basil is used to garnish the easy sausage pasta and gives a flavour kick.
You may like to add some parmesan cheese or cheddar to garnish the pasta if you are a cheese fan. My easy sausage pasta freezes well for a meal at another time.
EASY SAUSAGE PASTA
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 500 grams beef or pork sausages
- 500 ml passata or tomato puree
- 1 punnet cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 cup grated carrot chopped
- 300 grams fresh linguine
- fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper
Collect all ingredients and place on bench
You will need a frying pan, sauce pan, wooden spoon, knife, chopping board and colander of this recipe. Collect utensils and place them on the bench.
Prepare all ingredients - chop cherry tomatoes, grate carrot and chop basil.
Squeeze the sausage meat from the skins and place on a board. Roughly chop the meat.
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add sausage meat and cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Break the meat apart as you are cooking with a wooden spoon.
Add tomato passata or puree and bring the sauce to the boil before reducing heat to low.
Add cherry tomatoes and carrot and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and cook for a further 1-2 minutes to heat through.
Meanwhile place a saucepan full of water on the stove and bring to the boil. Cook pasta according to packet instructions.
Serve pasta on a plate or bowl with pasta sauce on top. Garnish with fresh basil.