Today I’m sharing with you a recipe that has quickly become a firm favourite in our household. I like it because it’s quick, but it’s also great for turning into a pasta bake if you make enough… my 30 Minute Spicy Sausage Pasta Bake.
So with the Spicy Sausage Pasta you make a huge batch, enjoy it on the one night just in a bowl as usual. Then the leftover prep by putting into your baking dish (make sure to cover it – we have oven dishes that come with lids for this reason) and popping into your fridge for cooking at a later day (it can last covered for a couple of days). When you want to cook it, heat your oven to 160c (fan)/180c, top the bake with cheese (and breadcrumbs if you want a crunch) and cook in the oven for 25 minutes!
Spicy Sausage Pasta
- 6 Sausages
- 1 Large white onion
- 3 Cloves of garlic
- 1 Red chilli (seeds or deseeded)
- 200g Mushrooms, sliced
- 2 Peppers, sliced
- 200g Passatta
- Olive oil
- Enough pasta for four people
For when you’re turning into a pasta bake:
- As much cheese as you desire (we use a mix of cheddar and mozzarella)
- Breadcrumbs (if you want a crunch)
To make the Spicy Sausage Pasta:
- Put the sausages, onion, garlic and chilli in a food processor. Blend until the sausage mix until smooth and the veg diced.
- Get a saucepan of water boiling and cook the pasta as per packet instructions.
- Whilst the pasta is cooking, heat some oil in a large frying/sauté pan, put the sausage mixture in, and cook on a medium heat. When it starts to brown put in the mushrooms and pepper.
- When the peppers have started to soften add in the passatta. Stir and leave to simmer. Also add a spoonful pasta cooking water into the mix, and stir through.
- When the pasta is done, drain it and put into the pan with the sausage mix. Stir so the pasta is coated. Take off the heat.
- Immediately serve half up in bowls, grate cheese on top and enjoy.
- Put the other half in an oven dish and put in the fridge until reheating.
Are you a pasta bake fan? Would you make my Sausage Pasta Bake? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. If you’re veggie, why not check out my Mozzarella, Olives and Tomato Pasta.