Sicilian sausage pasta

Sicilian sausage pasta
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Ready in 15 minutes

Spice up your midweek suppers with this super speedy Sicilian sausage pasta recipe for two. It’s creamy, chilli-hot and ready in 15 minutes!



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pork sausages (we like The Black Farmer, widely available)
  • 5 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 2 tsp Very Lazy Red Chillies (widely available)
  • 200g Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Pennoni pasta shapes, or similar
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche
  • Grated Parmesan to taste
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, plus a few extra leaves to garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cut the ends off the sausages and remove meatball-sized pieces from the skins. Gently fry the sausage pieces for 9 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until golden. Add the tomatoes, lemon zest and chillies to the pan, then fry for 2-3 minutes more until the sausage is cooked through and the tomatoes are softened. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water for 12 minutes or until al dente.
  2. Drain and stir through the crème fraîche, some grated Parmesan and a good grating of black pepper. Fold through the sausage sauce, along with a handful of basil leaves, then divide between warmed bowls. Top with more Parmesan and extra basil leaves to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. To make this recipe even spicier you could use cooking chorizo instead of pork sausages.


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  1. Great ingredients, very healthy, quick to make, delicious to eat and reminds me of holidays spent in Italy. My family love it, especially the children, – there’s never any left over!!

  2. I love this recipe because of the simple fresh flavors is a quick and inexpensive meal which I can cook for my sister on a cool Sunday lunch..of course served with warm crusty buttered bread. you,

  3. I love this recipe because it reminds me of last year when I visited my favourite cousin who moved to Florence a few years ago!

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