Sausage & Pepper Pasta

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 PossiblePan with ZEROSTICK
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 1h 5 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Sausage & Pepper Pasta


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10  pork sausages
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1  garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp  hot-smoked paprika
  • Pinch  dried chilli flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • 600ml  chicken stock
  • 200g dried penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche or natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve 10 torn fresh basil leaves

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  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in pan for 1-2 minutes then add sausages and brown them on all sides. This may take a few minutes.

  • Step 2

    Remove sausages from pan and reserve. Add the onions and peppers, cook with lid on for 5 minutes until soft.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, slice the sausages on the slant into 3 and add back to pan with garlic, fennel, smoked paprika and chilli flakes. Cook, with lid off for 2 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Add tomatoes, tomato purée, dried herbs and stock. Replace lid and bring pan contents to a boil before simmering for 10 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Stir in dried pasta, bring to a boil and replace lid and cook on a gentle simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring now and again. When the pasta is almost cooked, stir in the crème fraîche, Parmesan and basil leaves. Serve with extra Parmesan, if desired.