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A hearty dish that’s great for all the family. Don’t let the wine put you off, the alcohol is burnt off in the process, making it toddler friendly  


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 6 good quality sausages
  • Glass of red wine – if you have a bottle open
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Handful of olives, stoned removed
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1tsp light soft brown sugar
  • 400g penne pasta (or other pasta of your choice)


  1. Heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic until soft, this will take about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Squeeze the sausage meat out of the skins and add to the pan, you may need to add a little more oil to the pan if there is none left after the onions. Fry the sausage meat for 5-10 minutes until the sausage is lightly browned.
  3. Add the wine if you have some opened and leave to bubble away for a few minutes.
  4. Add the tinned tomatoes, olives, parsley or rosemary and sugar and simmer gently (uncovered) for 15 minutes. You may need to add a little water to loosen the sauce slightly.
  5. Meanwhile bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions.

Each portion contains:

Calories 693 34.7%
Sugar 9g 10%
Fat 27g 38.6%
Saturates 8g 40%
Salt 1.9g 31.7%

of your guideline daily amount