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spicy sausage pasta with roast peppers and tomato sauce - sprinkled with cheese, served in blue floral pasta bowl.

Super easy Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe with roasted peppers and tomatoes – a quick, flavourful meal idea that’s easy to make for weeknight dinner.

One of our favourite sausage recipe ideas!

It’s a great weeknight dinner, easy to prepare, easy to cook and so delicious to eat – the spicy tomato sauce is just so good!

The kids just love sausage recipes for dinner with pasta so I’m always looking for tasty ways to serve them and this makes a lovely, filling weeknight dinner the whole family will just love!

Spicy sausage pasta ingredients

  • 6 spicy sausages – We used ASDA Extra Special Pork & Three Chilli Sausages
  • 1 tbs olive oi
  • 1 garlic clove – finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds – lightly toasted and ground in pestle and mortar
  • 500g baby plum tomatoes – roughly chopped
  • 3 roasted peppers – deseeded & chopped into bitesize pieces – I tend to use a jar of Cooks & Co roasted red peppers for this recipe – it’s just quicker than roasting my own.
  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley – chopped
  • 500g fresh egg penne

TOP TIP – If you want to make our spicy sausage pasta more spicy – just add a pinch of dried chilli flakes to the sauce as you cook.

How to make spicy sausage pasta

Creating pasta dishes with sausage – especially spicy sausages or flavoured sausages is a great way to add a kick of flavour with zero effort.

spicy sausage pasta sauce with roast peppers and tomatoes in a big orange enamel pan on a wooden board

Spicy sausage and pasta recipe is really simple to make

How to make sausage meatballs

Making your own sausage meatballs is easy and it’s a great way to get 6 sausages to stretch to make a meal to feed 4 people.

  • Slit the sausage skin with a sharp knife
  • Then simply flip the sausage meat from the skin
  • Break or slice the sausage meat into bitesized pieces – you’ll easily get each sausage to make 4 sausage meatballs.

This is the easiest way ever to make sausage meatballs!

How to make sausage pasta

Okay so now you’ve made your sausage meatballs – putting together the rest of the sausage pasta recipe is really easy!

  • Add the olive oil to a skillet pan and fry the sausages for around 15-20 minutes or until cooked through properly. Then remove from the pan and set aside. 
  • Tip the garlic, tomatoes, roast peppers and fennel into the pan and gently fry for around 5 minutes until everything is becoming squashy. Tip the sausage pieces back in and warm through whilst you cook the pasta.
  • I use fresh pasta for this because it cooks in just 4 minutes in salted boiling water.
  • Drain the pasta – tip into the sausage and pepper sauce and stir everything together to coat all the pasta. Divide the sausage and pepper pasta between the serving bowls and eat immediately

How to roast peppers

Okay with our spicy sausage pasta recipe you can either use jarred roast peppers or you can roast your own, which is actually really easy

So to roast the peppers – heat up the oven to 200C and put 3 whole peppers into a roasting tin in the oven – roast until the skins are charring, this should take around 30 – 45 minutes.

Once cooked – leave them to cool and then slice them in half – scoop out the seeds and then scrape off the skin – chop into bitesize pieces.

Or if roasting peppers isn’t for you – just grab yourself a jar of chargrilled peppers from the shop and use them instead.

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Good things to serve with sausage pasta

spicy sausage pasta with roast peppers and tomato sauce - sprinkled with cheese, served in blue floral pasta bowl.

Our saucy sausage pasta is great just on it’s own, but… if you like a few side dishes or you’re feeding a crowd or the kids are extra hungry – then try serving any of the following with your delicious Italian recipes.

  • garlic baguette slices – these are always popular with kids and teens.
  • green beans and broccoli
  • green salad with crunchy croutons
  • bean salad

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More sausage recipes for dinner

If the family just love sausage recipe ideas then you might like to try…

Get all our delicious sausage recipes here

  • Sausage stew – family favourite stew, super easy, serve with creamy mashed potato and green veggies.
  • Sticky BBQ Sausages – a delicious, easy sausage recipe with BBQ sausages stuffed into french bread rolls with coleslaw and salsa.

I just think when you’re cooking for a busy family you can never have enough recipes with sausages! They’re so popular and versatile.

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Yield: Serves 4

Spicy Sausage Pasta

spicy sausage pasta with roast peppers and tomato sauce - sprinkled with cheese, served in blue floral pasta bowl.

Turn a pack of sausages into delcious sauasge meatballs and use them to make our tasty spicy sausage pasta recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 sausages 
  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1  clove garlic - chopped 
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds 
  • 500g baby plum tomatoes - roughly chopped 
  • 3 roasted peppers - diced
  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley - chopped 
  • 500g fresh penne pasta 

Instructions

  1. Remove the sausage meat from the skins - just slit the sausage with a sharp knife and flip out the meat - then chop each sausage into bitesize pieces.
  2. Add the olive oil to a skillet pan and fry the sausages for around 15-20 minutes or until cooked through properly. Then remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Tip the garlic, tomatoes, roast peppers and fennel into the pan and gently fry for around 5 minutes until everything is becoming squashy. Tip the sausage pieces back in and warm through whilst you cook the pasta.
  4. Drain the pasta - tip into the sausage and pepper sauce and stir everything together to coat all the pasta. Divide into bowls and eat immediately.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 615Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 854mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 22g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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