Spicy Sausage Pasta

Sausage and mash – the comfort food of dreams… But there are many other lunch-suitable things you can do with the humble sausage, and a lot of them are, in our opinion, quite a bit tastier.

This recipe brings a little bit of Italian into your home office with our spicy sausage pasta.  Avoid the effort of a 2-hour bolognese sauce, dial the spice up or down as you see fit – just be prepared that any leftovers will immediately be gobbled up – so maybe cook double!

Serves 2


250g Spicy sausage, removed from its casings

400g cherry tomatoes, halved

2 tbsp capers

Handful of green or black olives halved

250g  of any pasta you fancy (we like wholewheat for longer-lasting energy and more fibre)

150ml white wine

1 tbsp tomato puree

Paprika and cayenne pepper to taste

1 tbsp Chopped parsley

100g feta, cubed

Salt and pepper to season

What to prep:

Nothing! This is all done in around 20 minutes.

If you know you’re going to have a busy day then you can make this dish the night, or even the day, before – you should know that this spicy sausage pasta is even yummier heated up.

When you’re hungry:

Take the sausages out of their skins by making a slit along the skins with a sharp knife and peeling them off.

Heat up a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan and add the sausages. Use a spoon to break them up as they cook.

Stir in the tomato sauce and cook for a minute before adding the white wine. Once it starts bubbling you can add in the cherry tomatoes, breaking them down as they cook.

Add in the capers and olives and stir, before simmering for 15 minutes.

While you’re waiting cook your pasta of choice according to the packet instructions and then drain.

If you like your sauce a little runnier then hold onto a few tablespoons of the pasta water to add-in.

Taste the sauce and add salt, pepper, paprika and/or cayenne to your taste (just a pinch of the latter two will probably do it).

Add the sauce to the pasta along with the parsley and feta and mix together before serving (to yourself and any other hungry people currently in your house!).