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Smoked Sausage Bucatini

Experimenting with recipes hasn’t been so fun since the cost of living crisis whacked me square in the face, but fear not. This dish costs less than £1.40 and is super low maintenance to make.
4 from 1 vote

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Italian Kitchen, Main Food Recipes, Meat Recipes, Pasta Recipes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 380 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 smoked sausages
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 red chilli crushed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pasta of choice


  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add sausages and break them into a mince. Add onions and cook until browned.
  • Add garlic, chilli, paprika and tomato paste. Stir through.
  • After a few minutes, add tinned tomatoes, oregano and balsamic vinegar. Taste test at this point and season accordingly.
  • Allow to simmer. Ideally, leave for 20-30 mins or however long you have.
  • Boil pasta in the last 10 minutes of your sauce cooking. Cook until al dente. Remove a ladle of pasta water and add to the sauce. Stir through.
  • Drain pasta and add to sauce. Stir through and cook for a further few minutes.

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