Spicy Sausage Meat and Tomato Pasta

This recipe features in these meal plans: Dinners for a Fiver 2, Quick and Easy, Winter Warmers 4.

Pasta with a spicy sausage meat, tomato, spinach and mushroom sauce.


  • 8 value sausages
  • 8 closed cup mushrooms, (approx 25g each), sliced
  • 200g of spinach leaves
  • 400g of value tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion (approx 185g), finely chopped
  • 300g of value pasta shapes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 4 tsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp mixed spices
  • 11/2 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • Serves: 4
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
  • Price per person: £0.90
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 739
  • 5-a-day per serving: 2
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  1. Snip the ends of the sausage skins and gently squeeze out the meat. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the sausage meat, breaking it up into mince, for 4-5 minutes, or until browned. Remove the browned sausage meat from the pan and set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp oil to the pan and gently fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the mixed spices and chilli powder and fry for 1 minute. Return the cooked sausage meat to the pan and stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and mixed herbs. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce develops a thicker consistency. Add the spinach and stir for 1-2 minutes, or until the spinach leaves begin to wilt. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce and serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

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