Sausage and tomato pasta sauce

    50 min

    A super-delicious Italian pasta sauce, which is a cinch to make. It's meaty, creamy and tomato-ey. Enjoy over your favorite pasta.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 225g sweet Italian sausages, casings removed
    • 225g hot Italian sausages, casings removed
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
    • 1/2 large onion, coarsely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 165g oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and sliced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • dried Italian herbs to taste
    • 240ml cream
    • 450g cherry tomatoes, halved

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cook sausagemeat in a large frying pan over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain off excess fat and set aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in the same pan over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic. Cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent.
    3. Stir in chopped tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and sausagemeat; season with salt, pepper and herbs to taste.
    4. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes until sun-dried tomatoes have softened.
    5. Just before serving, stir in cream and garnish with cherry tomatoes.

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    Wow, this was great, but I did make the following changes. I made a pound of penne, I used only sweet italian sausage (though I think it would be great with the combo too). I used an entire onion. The sun-dried tomatoes that I used said packed with olive oil and HERBS as well as my diced canned tomatoes so I did not need to add any additional italian herbs. I drained most of the liquid out of the tomatoes (recipes doesn't indicate either way) and I skipped the cherry tomatoes. Because I skipped the cherry tomatoes I cut back a bit on the cream so the sauce wouldn't be too thin. I think next time I will simmer the sauce a little longer before adding the cream because my husband felt the sun-dried tomatoes were still a little firm. I will definitely make this one again.  -  16 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this recipe! I made it again tonight and my guests gave it a 10/10. I used mild Italian sausage and added cajun seasoning. Delicious!  -  05 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was absolutely delicious - my husband loved it too. Next time I'll use 2/3 or half as much sausage. I also mixed in the cherry tomatoes while the pan was still simmering so they could soften.  -  26 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)