For a mini-upgrade to the classic pasta-bake, we’ve added a little sophistication to this mid-week staple by tossing in some kale and creamy ricotta along with our aromatic blend of fennel seed, lemon peel, herbs, red onion and smoked sea salt. A simpler but stylish one-pot dish for the SimplyCook range.

Cook our delicious Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Chilli & Fennel Mix pot, a Smoked Salt & Chive pot and a Garlic Vegetable Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Chilli & Fennel Mix
  • Smoked Salt & Chive
  • Garlic Vegetable Stock

Your shopping list:

conchiglie pasta (shell shape) (gluten free if desired)
red onion
ricotta cheese
Cheddar cheese(optional)
bag of salad(optional)

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Heat the oven to 200C/ fan 180C/ gas 6 and boil the kettle. Cook the pasta following pack instructions, reserving 2 tbsps cooking water before draining.

  • 2.

    Heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the sausages for 5 mins, or until brown. Remove and keep aside. Add the red onion and fry for 5 mins. Add a knob of butter and the Chilli & Fennel Mix and stir well. Mix in the Smoked Salt & Chive pot and the passata. Add the Garlic Vegetable Stock pot with 120ml of boiling water and mix well.

  • 3.

    Add the kale to the sauce and bring it to a gentle simmer. Cook for 3 mins, stirring often. Return the sausages to the pan then add the pasta and 2 tbsps of ricotta. Stir well. (Add 1-2 tbsps of pasta cooking water to the pan if the sauce looks dry.)

  • 4.

    Tip the pasta mixture into a baking dish and top with little dots of ricotta here and there. Grate cheese on top and bake in the oven for 10 mins, then serve with salad on the side (optional).


Baked Pasta with Sausage & Kale Reviews

BASED ON 1624 reviews

Katie - Nov 15, 2018

Absolutely delicious!

Chalise - Nov 15, 2018

Lots left over

Susan - Nov 11, 2018

Beautiful flavours really enjoyed trying kale for the first time

Ian - Nov 10, 2018

Tasty enough but a bit heavy for our taste

Jade - Nov 08, 2018

Loved it, cooked extras... tasted even better the next day for lunch!!

Steve - Nov 08, 2018

Unfortunately one of the worst we’ve tried, the fennel was overpowering and the sausages weren’t cooked after just 5 minutes frying and then 10 minutes in the oven. The citrus flavour was overpowering too and I found myself thinking I could make a better pasta bake myself

Jill - Nov 08, 2018

Tasty, although I'm not a big kale fan.

Rachael - Nov 06, 2018

Unfortunately I am not a fan of the flavour of star anaise so this wasn’t for me but my husband loved it!

Elly May - Nov 05, 2018

Tasty easy meal, used beef sausages rather than pork. Massive portion so plenty left over for work lunches ????

Janet - Nov 05, 2018

Too much chilli & the fennel was overpowering.

Jane - Nov 03, 2018

Fennel was a little strong but would cook again but replace the kale with spinach

Dawn - Nov 02, 2018

Not for us, sorry.

linda - Nov 02, 2018

Used broccoli instead of kale which we don't like. Absolutely delicious.

Karli - Nov 02, 2018

Very filing plenty for three with some salad.

Claire - Oct 31, 2018

Loved it!

Greta - Oct 29, 2018

good stuff. left out the ricotta so could’ve been yummier with

Lucy - Oct 29, 2018

Will use spinach instead of kale from now on. The kale is a bit of a strange texture

Sharon - Oct 29, 2018

Good as before

Suzanne - Oct 26, 2018

Nice autumn food

Sharon - Oct 25, 2018

Didn’t like this at all

Karen - Oct 24, 2018

This takes longer than half an hour. Will give it another go and cook it when I have more time.

Diane - Oct 24, 2018

Spicier then expected

Donna - Oct 23, 2018

A perfect dish for a chilly autumn evening. Equally as nice with veggie sausages as with meat

Chris - Oct 22, 2018

Very tasty, lovely flavours but portion was huge!

Katherine - Oct 22, 2018

Delicious - couldn’t get ricotta so used mascarpone. Worked perfectly. And made enough for 4

Karimat - Oct 21, 2018

My daughter cooked this for dinner

martin - Oct 20, 2018

I added a couple of things and didn't have any ricotta but it was still nice

Jermaine - Oct 20, 2018

Spinach instead of kale makes this dish perfect so much flavour goes well together

Owen - Oct 19, 2018

Not for me

Owen - Oct 19, 2018

Not for me

Owen - Oct 19, 2018

Not for me

Victoria - Oct 17, 2018

Too much fennel.

sara - Oct 14, 2018

This was really tasty. The fennel flavour was really different.

stephen - Oct 14, 2018

Quite tasty but not my favourite pasta dish found it quite dry, used spinach rather than kale

Lisa - Oct 13, 2018

Very tasty but a little messy to make I found. Also, after cooking sausages the pan was too hot and the chilli and fennel burnt slightly very quickly. Other than that it was fine.

Vicki - Oct 13, 2018

Gorgeous meal best pasta bake I have ever had x

Dolina - Oct 12, 2018

I swapped the kale for baby spinach as kale would be too strong in flavour for both this dish and for the children.

Holly - Oct 09, 2018

So tasty! Really enjoyed cooking this one and the flavours are immense!

Danielle - Oct 09, 2018


Victoria - Oct 09, 2018

Loved this!

Claire - Oct 08, 2018

My daughter cooked this for us. Was amazing!

Victoria - Oct 08, 2018

My 9 year old helped cook this and she loved it! Helping her come out of her fussyness!!

Debi - Oct 07, 2018

Best dish to date !! Very yummy indeed

Tom - Oct 06, 2018

Swapped the kale for spinach and didn’t put ricotta cheese in- still peng

Cathy - Oct 04, 2018

I think my sausages were too Herby which over powered the dish.

Elizabeth - Oct 04, 2018

Excellent and very substantial.

Kate - Oct 03, 2018

Instead of pasta used butternut squash spaghetti. Worked well.

Gemma - Oct 03, 2018

far too salty and too spicy for my 6 year old nasty after taste only one iv had I haven’t liked

Rebecca - Oct 02, 2018

The fennel is slightly overpowering but a good meal to batch cook and store. Would work better with spinach I think

Jenny - Oct 01, 2018

Amazing! Quite a lot of washing up but worth it!!


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