Spicy Sausage Pasta

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 396KCAL

This is a slimming-friendly, Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe that you can enjoy when calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories396
  • Carbs64g
  • Protein19g
  • Fat4.5g
  • Saturates1.2g
  • Sugars11g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our slimming friendly Spicy Sausage Pasta is a fantastic, filling dinner if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

It’s no secret that we absolutely love pasta and this Spicy Sausage Pasta is super quick and easy to make. In fact, the hardest part about this recipe is choosing which sausages to use!

There are lots of different, low fat sausages that you could use in this recipe, it really all comes down to personal preference – whichever sausages you choose, just remember to adjust the nutritional values accordingly.

Our Spicy Sausage Pasta can easily be bulked out by adding extra pasta and green beans which makes it super thrifty. It also reheats really well which makes it fantastic for lunch or a quick supper!

What diets is this Spicy Sausage Pasta suitable for?

This Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Dried pasta
  • Low fat sausages

It can also be made vegetarian by swapping the following ingredients for vegetarian alternatives;

  • Low fat sausages

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Spicy Sausage Pasta?

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No, you don’t need any special ingredients or equipment to make this Spicy Sausage Pasta!

How many calories are in this Spicy Sausage Pasta?

There are 396 calories per portion in this Spicy Sausage Pasta, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Spicy Sausage Pasta is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Meanwhile, cook the sausages in a frying pan until cooked through and browned.

Step 2

Cut the cooked sausages into 2cm pieces and place into a saucepan on a medium heat. Spray with a little low calorie cooking spray, then add the chilli flakes, garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the passata and add the oregano and half of the fresh basil. Cut the green beans into 2 cm pieces and add to the pasta 2 minutes before the end of cooking.

Step 3

Drain the pasta and beans and add to the saucepan with the tomato and sausages. Season to taste and mix well.

Step 4

Serve immediately, top with the rest of the fresh basil and a little parmesan if you fancy!

What could I serve with this Spicy Sausage Pasta?

Our Spicy Sausage Pasta is really filling and a meal in itself, but also works really well when served with any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when this Spicy Sausage Pasta is cooked?

You’ll need to cook your pasta according to the cooking instructions on the packet and make sure that your sausages are browned and cooked through. This should take around 20 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Spicy Sausage Pasta in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Spicy Sausage Pasta in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Spicy Sausage Pasta?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Spicy Sausage Pasta?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Spicy Sausage Pasta

This is a slimming-friendly, Spicy Sausage Pasta recipe that you can enjoy when calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 396
  • Carbs 64G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 300 g dried pasta
  • 500 g passata
  • 100 g green beans
  • 4 low fat sausages
  • 2 cloves garlic finely crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Meanwhile, cook the sausages in a frying pan until cooked through and browned.
  2. Cut the cooked sausages into 2cm pieces and place into a saucepan on a medium heat. Spray with a little low calorie cooking spray, then add the chilli flakes, garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the passata and add the oregano and half of the fresh basil. Cut the green beans into 2 cm pieces and add to the pasta 2 minutes before the end of cooking.
  3. Drain the pasta and beans and add to the saucepan with the tomato and sausages. Season to taste and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately, top with the rest of the fresh basil and a little parmesan if you fancy!

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Fiona WinningSaturday 21st September 2019

Fantastic. So simple but really tasty. Another recipe my husband loves too.

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JuMonday 19th August 2019

Made for the first time today using quorn sausages. Added a dash of soy sauce and a squirt of tomato ketchup to taste. Very enjoyable and fed the family on a budget.

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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LornaSaturday 18th May 2019

Could you use anything else instead of green beans? – my family aren’t really keen. Thanks Lorna

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    CateFriday 31st May 2019

    You can use any veg your family enjoy 🙂

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PaulMonday 8th April 2019

Made this with Heck Italian sausages, It was a few more WW points than 8, as the pasta was that on its own, but it was delicious.

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    Emma TTuesday 9th April 2019

    Sounds delish, Paul ????

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