A recipe for a healthy Sausage Pasta dinner recipe by nutritionist Jennifer Medhurst

Sausage Pasta

September 20, 2022
Serves: 2 Cooks In: 20 minutes
  1. Squeeze the sausage meat out of the skin and place into a bowl.
  2. Place a frying pan on a medium heat with some extra virgin olive oil in. Add in the sausages, breaking them apart and cook until lightly browned and the sausage meat has started to cook through.
  3. Add in your garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant, then add in your tinned tomatoes and break them apart in the pan using a wooden spoon.
  4. Add in your baby plum tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs, chilli, wine and half of the lemon zest, reserving the other half for topping.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes
  6. Meanwhile place your pasta on to cook for the allotted time, then drain, reserving some pasta water and set to one side.


  • 6 sausages of your choice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 x 400g tinned whole plum tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs (I used basil and oregano)
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 100ml red wine
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 150g baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 x servings of any kind of pasta
  • Parmesan to serve