Sausages and Penne Pasta

This simple recipe is our first go to meal when we are on the road.  Its great as a quick dinner for an overnight stop or a hot lunch if the weather is a little on the cooler side.  We find a we can get 4 serves out of one batch.  Keeps in the fridge for a few days easily.  Simply reheat in the microwave.


1kg pack of sausages,

1 x packet of penne noodles,

1 x jar of your favourite Italian pasta sauce,

Tabasco sauce (optional),

olive oil,



Pan fry or grill the sausages to the point where they are almost cooked through. Remove from the heat and cut up into small pieces of about 2-3cm long. Return to the pan and pour over the sauce and simmer for recommended time on the jar. Usually about 10-15 minutes. Add a couple of drops of Tabasco sauce to taste.

While simmering the sausages, bring a pot of water to the boil, add a couple of pinches of salt and a drop of olive oil and cook the pasta until al dente.

Serve on a plate, with noodles on the bottom and sauce on top or stir through.