Sun Dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta #SundaySupper

This week for Sunday Supper we were given the challenge to create a dish only using 5 ingredients. Now I love cooking meals from scratch but often times I don’t have the time for a meal that takes a lot of effort and I need something quick and simple so this challenge was a welcome one. Getting creative with a small amount of ingredients is handy not only for busy days but for when the pantry is low and funds prevent you from restocking right away, which has often happened in this house. I find that the challenge of cooking with a small amount of ingredients is that it ends up low on flavour and I am happy to say this recipe was not lacking in the flavour department. With good quality sausages and fresh basil this dish had what we look for in a dish without the hassle of a lot of prep which in my book makes it perfect.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta

400g (14 oz) pasta shapes
6 good-quality sausages*
140g (5 oz) sun-dried tomatoes
4 tbsp oil from the sun-dried tomato jar
a generous handful of fresh basil, coarsely chopped

* I would recommend choosing a well spiced or herbed sausage for maximum flavour. For this recipe I chose a toulouse sausage.

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions or until tender.
Peel the skins off the sausages and chop the sausage meat into small hazelnut-sized pieces. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes into small chunks.

Heat a tablespoon of the sun-dried tomato oil in a large frying pan (big enough to take the pasta later) and add the sausage pieces in a single layer; cooking for 8-10 minutes. Leave them undisturbed for the first 5 minutes so that they get a nice brown and caramelized then stir occasionally until they’re cooked through.

Stir in the sun-dried tomato chunks and the remaining oil, and heat everything through.

When the pasta is ready, drain it well and toss into the sausage mixture with the basil. Make sure everything is well mixed and coated with the oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve straight from the pan.

 
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    Sun-Dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta
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    Serves: 6
     

    Ingredients
    • 400g (14 oz) pasta shapes
    • 6 good-quality sausages*
    • 140g (5 oz) sun-dried tomatoes
    • 4 tbsp oil from the sun-dried tomato jar
    • a generous handful of fresh basil, coarsely chopped

    Instructions
    1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions or until tender.
    2. Peel the skins off the sausages and chop the sausage meat into small hazelnut-sized pieces.
    3. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes into small chunks.
    4. Heat a tablespoon of the sun-dried tomato oil in a large frying pan (big enough to take the pasta later) and add the sausage pieces in a single layer; cooking for 8-10 minutes. Leave them undisturbed for the first 5 minutes so that they get a nice brown and caramelized then stir occasionally until they’re cooked through.
    5. Stir in the sun-dried tomato chunks and the remaining oil, and heat everything through.
    6. When the pasta is ready, drain it well and toss into the sausage mixture with the basil. Make sure everything is well mixed and coated with the oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve straight from the pan.

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26 Responses to Sun Dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta #SundaySupper

  1. Looks yummy!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Absolutely wonderful combination of flavors! I just think sausage in a pasta dish always adds a lot. Have a great sunday!

  3. You had me at sun-dried tomatoes. Yum!

  4. baker street says:

    Absolutely divine! I’d love a bowl of this after a long day at work. :)

  5. I’ll eat just about anything with sundried tomatoes! YUM!

  6. Tara Noland says:

    Love sundried tomatoes and sausage, so this would be fabulous!!

  7. This recipe sounds incredible. Love sun dried tomatoes and love sausage… YUM

  8. This looks delicious! I’m always looking for new recipes with sundried tomatoes.

  9. My husband makes a similar dish and throws in spinach! Love it!

  10. Looks like a great dish to me! Love easy but yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Pasta and sundried tomatoes go well together. It is something that almost everyone has in the pantry. IT would make a quick week night meal.

  12. Melanie says:

    Looks delish! And what pasta shape is that? It’s so cute!

  13. Sarah says:

    weve got lots of dried tomatoes! This looks like a great use for them

  14. Great idea to use the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes! Easy and flavorful recipe!

  15. I love this with the sausage and the sun dried tomatoes, sounds so good!

  16. Liz says:

    Beautiful, simple and delicious! So many excellent ideas (yours included) for this #Sunday Supper!

  17. Bea says:

    The sundried tomatoes with sausage sound mouthwatering. I like the Pasta you used – looks fantastic!

  18. Kim Bee says:

    Seriously this is amazing. I would never guess this only has 5 ingredients. Totally in love with this recipe.

  19. Renee says:

    This is the type of pasta dish I truly enjoy. And using the oil from the sundried tomatoes is what really adds the extra flavor to the dish.

  20. Faye Leong says:

    Agree with you, a well spiced or herbs sausage will give the additional taste! Thanks for sharing with us!

  21. Megan says:

    This looks so yummy. Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. Love this recipe! Eating a salad now with sun-dried tomatoes. They add a ton of flavor!

  23. Yum! This dish looks amazing. I love sundried tomatoes!

  24. Love this pasta dish! I could eat pasta everyday. . and this pasta is so PRETTY too! Love it!

  25. Amanda says:

    Great dish and I love the noodle shapes – I’m such a sucker for unique noodles!

  26. Margaret says:

    How tasty this looks. Pasta. Sausage, Maters. Yes please.

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