Finely chop the onion. Remove casings from sausages and cut them into chunks.
Transfer the onion, sausage chunks and cubed pancetta bacon into a wide-bottomed pot. Sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (if the bacon does not contain a lot of fat, you might need to add a little oil to the pot as well).
Add pasta, stock, pesto, passata, basil, salt and pepper. Stir well and cover with lid. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and remove the lid.
Cook until the pasta is al dente (or to your liking, see note 8), stirring from time to time.
When ready, stir in chopped fresh parsley and serve with cheese and/or red chili flakes. Taste it and add more seasoning, if needed.
Best served warm.
Bacon – use any bacon you like. I used pancetta cubes.
Fresh parsley can be omitted or substituted with cilantro. I used about a 1/3 cup.
Tomato passata (strained tomatoes) is the best choice here as it is richer than canned tomatoes.
Dried basil can be substituted with dried oregano or marjoram.
Sausages – use the ones you usually buy and you like. Italian sausages, Spanish sausages. Hot dogs are also a tasty alternative.
Optional extras – cheese (Pecorino, Grana Padano, Parmesan, Cheddar ...) and red chili flakes are my favorite toppings when I have them on hand.
Chicken Stock – any stock/broth or stock cubes will work here.
The cooking time may vary for you. This will depend on what type of pasta you use and what is its cooking time. In general, you will need to add an extra 3-6 minutes to the time stated on the package. This also means that the amount of stock used may vary slightly.
For more information or if in doubt, I recommend reading the whole post.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Keyword: Easy One Pot Pasta Recipe, One Pot Pasta with Sausages
One Pot Sausage Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 858Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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