Penne con Salsicce

Pasta Quills with Sausages

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


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Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

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Italian sausages are wonderful as a meal but crumbled up and cooked with onions and a tomato sauce, make a hearty and deeply satisfying pasta sauce.


  • 500 g penne rigate
  • 400 g Italian sausages, spicy if possible
  • 6


Heat half the olive oil in a saucepan and sweat the onion rings over a medium heat. They should collapse and colour lightly. This takes half an hour or so, and only needs the occasional stir. While this is cooking make the tomato sauce if you don’t have any ready. Again while the onions are simmering, peel the sausages. This is done by running them under a cold tap then gently but firmly pullin