Mallons_Sausage_Tomato_Pasta_Bake_

Creamy Tomato Sausage Pasta Bake

Preparation time: 10 mins  |  Cooking time: 40mins  |  Serves: 6

Ingredients:

400g Rigatoni, Fusilli or other Short Pasta

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1x lb Olhausens Sausages

½ an Onion, finely chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

Salt and Black Pepper

500g Tomato Passata

150g Baby Spinach, roughly chopped

4 tbsp Crème Fraîche

120g Mozzarella, grated

Method:

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil over a high heat and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain well, reserving a cupful of the cooking water. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over a high heat and add the Olhausens Sausages. Cook for 6-8 minutes until nicely browned on all sides and completely cooked throughout, then transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4.
  4. Add the onion to the same pan and cook over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for two minutes longer. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Stir in the tomato passata and bring to a simmer. Add the baby spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes until wilted. Stir in the crème fraîche with a splash of the reserved pasta water and cook for two minutes longer. Stir in half of the Mozzarella, then season to taste.
  6. Use a sharp knife to slice the cooked sausages into bite-sized chunks. Stir the sausages and pasta through the tomato sauce, then transfer everything to a baking dish. Top with the remaining Mozzarella.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the cheese on top is golden and the sauce is bubbling around the edges. Allow to stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.