Thursday, February 25, 2010

Midweek Pasta - Spaghettoni With Italian Sausage And Tomatoes



This has turned into a tummies' favourite in the past month. A very simple but delicious meal that can be whipped up in minutes but do make sure you get the best ingredients you can lay your hands on. You can make the 'sauce' before hand and just cook the pasta when you are ready to eat. Feel free to use any good quality sausages of you choice or use a selection of different colour cherry tomatoes for a more colourful dish. Do people seriously buy Continental pasta sauce?
P.S I do find spaghettoni works best with this dish


serves 4
you'll need;
500 g of good quality Italian pork sausages, casing removed and browned
2 large tomatoes, blanched, skinned and chopped
a punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 shallot, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, sliced
3 chillies, sliced
250 g of baby spinach
few sprigs of sage, chopped
1 packet of spaghettoni, cooked til al dante
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Have all the ingredients standby.

Saute garlic, shallot and chilies with olive oil for a minute.

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Next mix in the cooked sausage meat and continue to cook on medium heat, add in half of the chopped sage and check for seasonings.

Mix drained pasta with the 'sauce', baby spinach, cherry tomatoes and half a cup of the pasta cooking water.

Serve immediately with some chopped sage, a drizzle of olive oil and grated parmesan cheese.

48 comments:

  1. This is a killer, I love this dish!

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  2. Look at all the aromatics you are using......you almost can do without the sausage!

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  3. Oh what a lovely midweek pasta dish you have here! It is so simple and looks really good!

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  4. Lovely photos! This is going to be our family favourite too!

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  5. I make this as well... seems like I will be making this next week ;)

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  6. Love pasta! So simple and satisfying. This looks so good with the sausages and chili!

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  7. Kenny,
    Make some soon! This can be your birthday noodle.

    tigerfish,
    Haha it is for a whole packet of pasta besides we need some meat! :)

    M.Fong,
    It is a great recipe to have when you are too busy :)

    CW,
    Thank you! I'm glad t know that :)

    Penny,
    Haha such a nice dish to have isn;t it?

    C.W
    Haha anytime!

    pigpigscorner,
    It is such a nice meal with all the goodies in it ;)

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  8. Great midweek standby dish to have! Great photos!

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  9. A beautiful dish and I like how simple it is! The boys are going to like it!

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  10. Wow, so little ingredients and definitely looks like a tasty, wholesome meal!

    Made me feel hungry :D

    www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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  11. I still don't know how to cook pasta well, this recipe is simple maybe I can try!

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  12. We all need a good standby dish like this! Lovely pictures!

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  13. Yum, I love mid week pastas that are easy but super tasty. I do a similar version but use a really spicy chorizo that I get from the Eumundi Smokehouse stall at the markets. And I use lemon rind, garlic, lemon juice, spinach and sometimes cherry tomatoes. And cheese on top :) Hmm, now I'm getting a carb craving....

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  14. des pâtes avec des saucisses et de la tomate c'est un pur régal, cette recette me séduit beaucoup
    bonne journée

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  15. Oh wow! I cannot even tell you how good this looks!!

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  16. rosa,
    Thank you! it is very handy indeed!

    love to eat ,
    Thank you! It will be very easy for you then!

    Brisbane Baker,
    Thanks! Less is more hehe!

    Pham,
    It is very easy, just try doing it!

    darren ,
    Absolutely, thank you!

    shaz ,
    Haha the best thing is one can vary the recipe in so many ways! Carb is great!

    Fimère,
    Je suis si heureux d'entendre cela, je vous remercie!

    Sinful Southern Sweets ,
    Haha thank you very much!

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  17. Un plat délicieux comme d'habitude.
    Je note ta recette.
    See soon.

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  18. I love this dish - it's really good with cavolo nero too!

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  19. ohhhhhhhhhh this is so tempting!

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  20. Lovely, I love Italian sausages, the ones with fennel seeds. And what a lovely pasta dish to use them in...

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  21. Now, THIS is a meal! Pasta is my best friend, and I will eat it in any variation with any ingredients added!

    Yum, this looks very appetizing!

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  22. Very delectable looking plate of pasta. I guess this can be a standalone dish without any need for a side. Very pleasing to the eyes!

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  23. Can I have extra pasta with extra ingredients...looks so delicious!

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  24. This is definitely going to become my new stable hehe. Looks fantastic!

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  25. Oh this pasta looks delicious! I love sausages in pasta. Yum, yum!

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  26. Love it! It would be one of my favorites too. Heh.

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  27. so delicious and yummm....my kids would lovvvve it :-)

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  28. Saveurs et Gourmandises ,
    Merci!

    Su-Lin ,
    Thank you! Yeah but it is very hard to find that in Melbourne.

    n33ma ,
    Thank you!

    Luigi,
    Thank you very much!

    Paul,
    Haha thank you! I'm glad you like pasta as much as I do.

    Cool Lassi(e),
    Thank you! We either serve it as it is or with a simple salad.

    Anncoo ,
    Not a problem! Thanks!

    Shanshan,
    Thank you! I'm glad to hear that!

    Sook,
    Thank you very much!

    mycookinghut,
    Me too! It is easy and delicious!

    Bob,
    Thank you very much!

    Gulmohar,
    Thank you! Make some for them!

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  29. I have friends over for lunch and I have found the perfect dish! Thanks!

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  30. Harriet from CarltonFebruary 26, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Oh my kind of food! I need more simple and delicious food like this! Thank you!

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  31. 好一頓簡單美味的意粉,我必須嘗試做一做!

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  32. Simple and delicious! Just the kind of meal I love.

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  33. Now that's my idea of a perfect weeknight meal! Sausage, spinach, tomatos & pasta - you can't get better than that!

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  34. Found you through Velva's blog. You have a beautiful blog. I love your recipes and photos.

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  35. What's not to love about this dish? Simple, full of flavours and looks so good!

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  36. This is great darling! I'm off to the supermarket!
    Sophia xxx

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  37. Awesome midweek meal. Nice Italian colours too :D

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  38. love to eat ,
    How did lunch go? :)

    kothiyavunu,
    Thank you!

    Rebecca,
    Me too :)

    Harriet,
    You are welcome!

    大肥,
    謝謝!必須要試做啊!

    Betty,
    σε ευχαριστώ! φιλιά!

    Anh,
    Thank you! :)

    Bo,
    Thank you! Glad you like it!

    Madiera ,
    Thank you very much!

    Karen Harris ,
    Oh that is great! Thank you very much!

    zurin,
    Thank you very much!

    Tricia,
    Haha thank you!

    Sophia darling,
    Haha that is great!!! xxx

    Conor,
    Thank you! Haha I only just realized that! :)

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  39. Looks very colourful and delicious. This dish just makes me hungry!

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  40. Mary,
    Haha thank you very much!

    muu,
    ขอบคุณ มาก!

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