Spicy sausage pasta recipe

Spanish-style sausages add flavour to this yummy pasta dish. Double the recipe and freeze the leftovers, and you’ll have a spare dinner up your sleeve.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes


1½ tbs olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 red capsicum, sliced
4 fresh chorizo sausages, skins removed and chopped
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbs red wine vinegar
500g penne pasta
50g feta, crumbled
2 tbs chopped fresh chives


  1. Heat half the oil in a large saucepan. Cook onion and capsicum over medium heat, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Meanwhile heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add remaining oil and cook the sausage meat until golden. Add cumin seeds and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add sausage mixture to saucepan, along with tomatoes, sugar and vinegar. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until cooked.
  4. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet instructions. Drain and toss with sausage sauce. Serve sprinkled with feta and chives.

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