Sausage Penne Pasta

Easy Sausage Penne Pasta - Supper for one or two

Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy recipe, sausage, sausage pasta, supper
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 320 kcal
Author Fiona Maclean


  • 2 Large Sausages these need to be good quality (mine were venison from Abel and Cole)
  • 1 Shallot finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes skinned and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli flakes (or less depending on taste)
  • 1 clove Garlic finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 glass Red or White Wine
  • 150 g Penne Pasta
  • handful Flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 Lemon zested and juiced (or a tablespoon of balsamic or extra wine!)
  • 1/2 oz Parmesan cheese grated, to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil


  1. Remove the sausage meat from the skins and mash up with a fork with the chilli and garlic. If you prefer chunks, then you can simply slice the sausages into thickish pieces
  2. Gently fry the shallot in oil till soft
  3. Add the sausagemeat and raise the heat, stirring to brown the meat all over.
  4. Once the meat is fully browned, add the tomatoes, lemon juice and zest and wine
  5. Lower the heat and simmer gently while you prepare the pasta according to the packet instructions. If you are using fresh pasta, then please allow the sauce to simmer for about 10 minutes before you start to cook the pasta.
  6. Drain the pasta and add to the sausage sauce. Stir through
  7. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan to taste