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How to make: Easy Sausage Pasta Bake!

How to make: Easy Sausage Pasta Bake!

Want something quick and easy that won’t leave your bellies rumbling? Here’s how to make a yummy sausage pasta bake that you can freeze for up to 2 months!

This delicious meal will be on your plate in under 2 hours and serves 4 people.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 8 thick pork sausages, skin removed, meat crumbled
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml/10½fl oz vegetable stock
  • 50g/1¾oz butter
  • 50g/1¾oz plain flour
  • 500ml/18fl oz milk
  • 400g/14oz penne pasta
  • salt and pepper

image credits: Lukas Gojda


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6

  2. Then you need to heat up a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the oil and gently cook the onion with a pinch of salt for 4-5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Crush in the sausagemeat and fry until colored on all sides. Add the tomatoes and vegetable stock, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and turn down the heat. Lightly simmer for 10 minutes while you make the white sauce.

  4. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir to mix. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture has taken on a biscuit-coloured appearance. Slowly add the milk, bit by bit, whisking as you add to prevent any lumps from forming. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes to thicken slightly then remove from the heat.

  5. Meanwhile, cook the penne in a pan of salted boiling water according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and pour into the pan with the sausage and tomato mixture. Mix well. Pour this into a medium-sized ovenproof baking dish. Pour over the white sauce and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbling and golden.

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