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Recipe By Jaxters

Ref: 772
Heading: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
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
  Tomato Sauce
   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

Method

  Step 1
Pre-heat oven to 180°C fan.
  Step 2
Cook pasta as per instructions in slightly salted water.
  Step 3
In a frying pan fry the sausages until cooked & brown, set aside to cool.
  Step 4
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.
  Step 5
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.
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