Creamy Sausage Bake

One-pan sausage pasta

  • serves 2-3
  • Easy

Rigatoni and sausage is a classic combo but any short pasta will work for this magic one-pot, ready in half an hour


Try this sausage pasta one pot then check out our sausage pasta bake and vegetarian pasta one pot.



  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • pork sausages 4, skinned
  • garlic 1 clove, sliced
  • fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • hot-smoked paprika ½ tsp
  • dried chilli flakes a pinch
  • chopped or plum tomatoes 400g tin
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • light chicken stock 450ml
  • rigatoni or penne pasta 175g
  • soft cheese (or use double cream or crème fraîche) 2 tbsp
  • parmesan 2 tbsp, finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • basil a bunch, torn


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a non-stick pan then pinch in nuggets of the sausage and fry until browned all over, breaking up the sausage into smaller nuggets as you fry. Add the garlic, fennel seeds, smoked paprika and chilli flakes, and cook for 2 minutes. Tip in the tomatoes, tomato purée and stock, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the pasta, put on a lid and cook on a gentle simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring now and again. When the pasta is almost cooked, stir in the cheeses and basil, and leave to sit off the heat for 2 minutes. Serve in warm bowls with extra parmesan, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 555
  • Fat 27g
  • Saturates 11.5g
  • Carbs 49.3g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Fibre 6.5g
  • Protein 25.5g
  • Salt 1.6g