One-pan sausage pasta

One-pan sausage pasta

This is made possible by BBC Foods!


  • 454g pack sausages (6–8 sausages), separated
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 350g/12oz dried penne pasta, or any other pasta shapes
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs or oregano
  • 1 head broccoli (about 350g/12oz), cut


  1. Squeeze the sausage meat out of the skins and drop small pieces straight into a large, deep, non-stick frying pan, large wide-based saucepan or flame-proof casserole.

  2. Add a tablespoon of the oil and cook the sausage meat for 3 minutes over a high heat, or until beginning to brown.

  3. Add the remaining oil and onion and cook together for 3 minutes more, or until the onion is softened and the sausage pieces are lightly browned, stirring regularly.

    1. Add a little more oil if needed.

  4. Add the tinned tomatoes, 700ml water, the pasta, ketchup and mixed herbs. Cover with a lid and bring to a simmer.

  5. Then, reduce the heat and simmer gently with the lid on for 15 minutes.

  6. Stir more often towards the end of the cooking time so the pasta doesn’t stick to the pan.

  7. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Just before the pasta is ready, place the broccoli in a microwave-proof dish, add 3 tbsp water, cover and cook on high in a microwave for 5–7 minutes.

  9. Serve the broccoli alongside the pasta.

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