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Quick and Easy Recipes: Pasta with Sausages and Tomato Sauce

Updated on March 20, 2013
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Matt is an avid traveller and self-confessed 'man of the world'. He is passionate about his home city, Manchester, and about travelling.

Cast your vote for Sausage Pasta

Ok, this is a very easy recipe that's ready in less than 25 minutes and uses only 9 ingredients from your campervan store-cupboard. All you need is a pan to boil the pasta in; a sharp knife to chop the onion and garlic; a pan to fry the onion and garlic; and a cheese grater to finely grate the Parmesan. Oh, and maybe a colander would be handy to drain the pasta, but if your pan has a lid it's not totally necessary.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves 2 People

Ingredients

  • 4 Sausages
  • 200g Fusili Pasta
  • 450g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • A splash Red Wine
  • 1 Cube Beef Stock
  • 1 squirt Tomato Ketchup
  • A handful Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and boil the spaghetti for 10 minutes until cooked. Add salt if required. When cooked, leave to stand in the hot water.
  2. Heat the oil over a medium heat and fry the onions and sausages gently until the sausages are browned on all sides. Carefully slice the sausages into roughly 1cm chunks and add in the chopped garlic. .Fry for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the chopped tomatoes, beef stock, ketchup and red wine (note: if you have any sugar, add 1 teaspoon to bring out the flavour of the tomatoes). Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the pasta and stir into the hot pan. Cook for a further 2 minutes and then stir in half of the grated parmesan.
  5. Serve and and sprinkle over the remaining parmesan.

And there you have a simple, tasty pasta meal that makes a simple meal to prepare in the home and is an ideal meal idea to use when camping. All you need is a camping stove, a couple of pans and some cutlery. Give it a go next time you go camping. Bon appetite!

Check out my hub about cooking in a campervan here.

Further Inspiration

Italian Home Cooking: 125 Recipes to Comfort Your Soul
Italian Home Cooking: 125 Recipes to Comfort Your Soul

More amazing Italian recipes are covered in this book. Not all of them are suitable for camper van cooking but you'd be surprised at how easy it is to make many of these dishes

 
The Complete Book Of Italian Cooking
The Complete Book Of Italian Cooking

If you like Italian cooking and you can never find what you're looking for when you eat at Italian restaurants then this is the book for you. It teaches you how to cook like an actual Italian chef.

 
The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles
The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles

Cooking with pasta is easy when you know what to do with it. This book provides loads of recipes for cooking with pasta. They're often cheap to prepare and ready within minutes.

 

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    • lesliebyars profile image

      Buster Johnson 4 years ago from Alabama

      This sounds great!! Voted up!!

    • pitzele profile image

      pitzele 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Nice. Simple but tasty.