SOUTHERN ITALIAN SAUSAGE PASTA

A long slow cook develops deep flavour in this sauce made with Italian sausages and aromatic spices.

prep
20 MINS
cook
75 MINS
serves
4
prep
20 MINS
cook
75 MINS
serves
4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Italian pork and fennel sausages, casings removed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • ¼ cup Prodivore d'Italia Italian Tomato Paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 400g fettucine
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a large non stick frypan over medium heat. Add sausage meat, breaking up with a wooden spoon into small chunks. Cook for 4-5 minutes until browned, remove from pan. Set aside.

Step 2

Add onion, celery and carrot to pan, turn heat to low and sauté for 6-8 minutes or until softened. Stir in Providore d'Italia Paste and cook for a further minute.

Step 3

Return sausages to pan with bay leaf, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add stock and bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer uncovered over very low heat for 40 minutes. Stir, cover and continue to cook for 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

Step 4

Cook pasta following packet directions, drain and toss through sausage sauce. Serve immediately with grated parmesan.


Tip

For a richer sauce add more tomato paste.