Sausage Rigatoni Recipe With Lemon and Mustard

Easy sausage rigatoni

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Love sausages? Love pasta? Then you'll make this quick and easy midweek meal time and time again. Full of spicy fennel flavour, it's fast and good value.



  • rigatoni 300g
  • pork sausages 450g (herby ones)
  • olive oil
  • fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • white wine 200ml
  • Dijon or grainy mustard 2 tbsp
  • lemon ½, zested
  • half-fat crème fraîche 150g
  • parsley ½ a small bunch, chopped


  • Step 1

    Cook the rigatoni then drain, saving a tbsp or so of cooking water.

  • Step 2

    Take the skins off the sausages, break the meat into little pieces and cook in 1 tbsp oil in a hot, non-stick frying pan. Fry all over until golden and crisp, breaking up big bits with a spatula, then add the fennel seeds and cook for a minute.

  • Step 3

    Pour in the wine, let it bubble up, then stir in the mustard, lemon zest and crème fraîche. Simmer until it’s the consistency of single cream, then toss with the pasta, cooking water and parsley.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 748
  • Fat 38.7g
  • Carbs 67.4g
  • Fibre 2.9g
  • Protein 24.9g
  • Salt 2.9g