I knew I would be late home tonight, so needed something for dinner that was quick, easy and tasty. This one definitely ticks all those boxes. In fact, it’s so quick that the sauce will be ready by the time your pasta has cooked.
200gramscooked cocktail sausages(approx 4 sausages per person)
3bell peppers(any colour)
2clovesgarlic(crushed or grated)
2-4tbspGreek yoghurt(full fat)
hot pepper sauce(Tabasco, Encona etc)
Fill a large pan with water and a pinch of salt, and put on the hob to boil. Whilst water is heating, chop the peppers and sausages into chunky pieces and crush the garlic.
Heat a little olive oil (or sunflower oil) to a pan, add the garlic and allow to cook for a minute or so.
Add the peppers and half a teaspoon of sugar and cook for 10 minutes. During this time your pasta water should be boiling, so add the pasta, stir and leave to simmer.
Add the sausages, oregano, smoked paprika, a dash of balsamic vinegar, and hot sauce to taste (it's always better to err on the side of caution, as you can always add more once you've tasted the sauce).
Stir to combine and add the passata. Stir again and allow to simmer until the pasta has cooked. Taste to check the hot sauce amount is okay.
Once the pasta has cooked, remove pan from the heat, drain pasta, and return to the pan. Stir the sauce through the pasta and add a good dollop of Greek yoghurt.
Serve in bowls, topped with parmesan and a good grind of black pepper. If you're extra hungry, this pasta dish is delicious with garlic bread.
I hope you try (and enjoy) this recipe. If you do, I'd love to hear from you.