This went down a storm in my house last week. So much so, my eldest has begged me to make it again this week. I have also had my lovely cousin ask for the recipe, so I have placed it here for you. If you want to join my facebook group then please use this link. Facebook group
I have used a spicy Italian sausage, but you could use a good Lincolnshire, Cumberland or any other that takes your fancy. Just make sure you remove the sausage from any skin, using only the sausage meat. I also add some extra fresh red chilli in from time to time too, which gives a lovely kick.
- 8 Italian Spicy Sausage – skins removed and cut into chunks
- 1 Stick of celery diced very small
- 1 Carrot diced very small
- 1 Onion diced very small
- 1 Garlic Clove Crushed
- 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
- 2 Tins of Chopped Tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons of Tomato Puree
- Splash of red wine (optional)
- Pasta of your choice around 400g for four people
- Fresh rosemary – about a tablespoon chopped fine
- Salt & pepper
- Parmesan Cheese Grated
In a large heavy bottomed pan heat the olive oil and then add the carrot, garlic, onion and celery. Fry for five minutes. Then if using, add a splash of red wine and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Then add the sausage meat and cook for 7 minutes, making sure you stir gently. Then add the tomatoes, tomato puree, rosemary and salt and pepper. Get one of the empty tomato cans and half fill with water, then add this to the pan. Simmer gently for 20 minutes. If the sauce is looking too thick then just add a little hot water from the kettle. Whilst the sauce and sausage is simmering, you can cook your pasta to the pack instructions. If making fresh pasta then again, cook to instructions.
Drain the pasta, and add it to the pan with the sauce and sausage. Heat through for a minute, stirring gently to combine all the ingredients, ensuring the pasta is properly coated. Check for seasoning and add some more salt and pepper if needed.
Serve in bowls and grate some parmesan over the top.
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