Recipe By Jaxters
Food Type: Meat
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep
250 g Dried Penne pasta
400 g Italian Sausages
200 g Hard cows milk mozzarella grated
2 tbsp Olive oil
400 ml Tomato Passata
250 ml Water
1/2 Onion chopped
2 Garlic clove grated
2 Tomato puree
1 tbsp Fresh basil chopped
1/2 tsp Chilli flake (optional)
1 tsp Fennel seeds crushed
1 tsp Caster sugar
1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
Pre-heat oven to 180°C fan.
Cook pasta as per instructions in slightly salted water.
In a frying pan fry the sausages until cooked & brown, set aside to cool.
Make the tomato sauce, place onion & olive oil in the same frying pan over a med heat, stir & cook onion until soft, then add garlic & cook for a one more minute, then add passata, water, sugar, tomato puree, crushed fennel seeds chilli flakes if used, sugar, salt & pepper, bring to a simmer & cook for 2 mins stirring all the time, when done blend sauce with a stick/hand blender or liquidiser to smooth, then add basil & stir in.
Chop cooked sausages into 2cm pieces, tip cooked pasta into a baking dish with sausages, pour over tomato sauce & mix altogether, then sprinkle over mozzarella cheese over the top, bake for 20 mins or so or until cheese is bubbling.
Suggestion & Tips
Have with crusty bread & salad. You can use other cheese types on top.