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Sausage & aubergine pasta

12
12
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Inspired by a traditional Sicilian dish, this savoury crowdpleaser is full of punchy Italian flavours

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Red onion(s)

2 small, finely sliced

Aubergine

2 medium, roughly chopped

Pork Sausages, Skinless

4 sausage(s), grilled, We used Heck, naked pork sausages

Fennel Seeds

½ tablespoons, level

Balsamic vinegar

1½ tablespoons

Tinned Tomatoes

2 can(s), large

Tomato Purèe

2 tablespoons, level

Wholewheat Pasta, dry

240 g, pappardelle

Parmesan Cheese

2 tablespoons, grated

Instructions

  1. Mist a large, deep, lidded frying pan with cooking spray and fry the onions and aubergines over a low-medium heat for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the sausage meat and cook, stirring regularly, for 5 minutes until cooked through and lightly golden. Add the fennel seeds and cook for another minute.
  2. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cook until just evaporated, then add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée. Half-fill an empty tomato tin with water and add to the pan. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Stir into the sauce. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.

Notes

Skinless pork sausages speed up the process, but you can use reduced fat pork sausages – just remove the skins first