Written by Hayley in Main Meals

I made this last week as a replacement for spaghetti bolognese. It’s really quick, easy and extremely tasty.


Serves 4

1 medium onion
2 cloves of garlic
350g good quality sausage meat
1 red pepper
200g mushrooms
2tbsp sundried tomato paste
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
400g pasta (I used rigatoni)
handful of fresh basil leaves


  1. Finely chop the onion and garlic. In a pan heat up a glug of olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic.
  2. Add in the sausage meat and bash it around with your spoon so that it resembles mince meat.
  3. Chop up the pepper and mushrooms into small pieces and once the sausage meat has cooked, add these to the pan.
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes on a medium heat.
  5. Add the sundried tomato paste and tinned tomatoes and stir.
  6. Leave to simmer for about 10 minutes and in the meantime cook the pasta.
  7. Once the pasta has cooked, drain and then add to the tomato sauce and stir well.
  8. Serve immediately with freshly chopped basil.



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