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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