A quick, tasty & very easy recipe for sausage ragu. This recipe is an ideal everyday easy weeknight supper. You can make a few sausages go a long way and it only take as long to make as it does to cook your pasta.
Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to packet instructions.
Meanwhile, Prepare the ragù by heating the oil in a pan over a high heat. Squeeze the sausages out of their cases into the pan. Use a wooden spoon to break up and crumble the meat. Using a micro plain grate the garlic directly into the pan. Stir together the browned sausage and garlic constantly just for a moment to prevent the garlic burning before adding the passata sauce. Be careful as you do as it may splutter a little at first. Add salt and pepper. When the sauce begins to bubble, reduce the heat and allow to simmer until the pasta is ready.
Before draining the pasta reserve a little of the pasta cooking water. Tip the drained pasta into the sauce and stir to coat. Stir in a little of the reserved pasta cooking water to help the sauce cling to the pasta.
I like to take the pan of ragù to the table, strew with the basil leaves and let everyone dish out their own and add their own parmesan.