In need of a quick, easy and tasty midweek meal idea? Look no further! This super speedy Spicy Sausage Pasta is packed full of flavour and really simple to make. So what are you waiting for?! Here is what you will need to feed 2 hungry hippos. (Easily doubled.)
* Any shaped pasta will do, e.g. Penne, Fusilli or Farfalle. I like the Conchiglie though, as it traps all the pieces of sausage.
First things first, get a large pan of generously salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
Meanwhile, heat a large, heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Add in the oil then squeeze the sausage meat out of their cases and into the hot pan.
In a kind of ‘stabbing’ motion, use a wooden spatula to break up the meat and fry until nicely browning. (About 5 minutes.)
Then pour in the wine and simmer for a minute or two until the sausages have almost absorbed it. (About 2 minutes.)
Now pour in the double cream, mustard, chilli flakes (if using) and season well with salt & pepper.
Give it a good stir and heat through for a minute or two.
When the pasta is cooked, drain and add it to the pan along with a little of the pasta water. This starchy liquid will help to emulsify the sauce – meaning, it will bring it all together and help it to stick to the pasta as opposed to making a pool of liquid at the bottom of your bowl. Win.
Add in the basil and give it all a good stir.
Serve in warmed bowls and devour!
How awesome is that?! It took about 20 minutes to make, minimal pots to wash and two full and satisfied bellies. You can’t ask for anymore than that can you? You could try variations of this too. It would be lovely with any flavour sausage so even if you’re not a fan of the heat, skip the chilli flakes and you’ve still got yourself a seriously quick and delicious dinner. Brilliant!
I hope you enjoyed the post lovelies, until next time.