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Pasta With Spicy Sausage And Cream

We make this at the cookery school quite a bit ,and people always love it. Just leave out the sausage for a vegetarian pasta sauce. It also freezes well.


  • 25 g Butter

  • 700 g fresh ripe Tomatoes peeled & chopped roughly OR 2x400g tins of tomatoes

  • 4 Garlic Cloves grated or crushed

  • 2 teaspoons chopped Rosemary

  • Some sugar, Salt & Pepper

  • 225 g Chorizo Sausages or cabanossi sausage, sliced into 1\2 cm rounds

  • dried Chilli Flake

  • 175 ml Cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped Parsley

  • 500 g Penne or rigatoni, farfalle etc

  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan


  • 1.

    Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the chopped tomatoes, garlic and rosemary.

  • 2.

    Season with salt, pepper and sugar ( the sugar really helps the tomatoes).

  • 3.

    Cook until the tomatoes have just begun to soften, about 5 mins.

  • 4.

    Add the sausage to the pan with the chilli flakes, cream and half the chopped parsley,

  • 5.

    Allow to simmer with the lid off until the mixture has reduced by half, stirring frequently.

  • 6.

    Take off the heat and taste for seasoning.

  • 7.

    Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water, into which you have added 1 dst salt, until it is just cooked, then drain and toss with the sauce.

  • 8.

    Put into a great big serving bowl and scatter with the grated parmesan cheese and the rest of the parsley.

  • 9.

    NOTE FOR COOKING PASTA: If you need to cook your pasta slightly ahead of time,keep about 50ml of the pasta cooking water in with the pasta and a good glug of olive oil.

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Posted by Marion20Report
I seriously love this and have made it about ten times because it is sooooooo good..