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.

    Cook the pasta

    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.

    Fry the sausages

    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 and ricotta

    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.

    Finishing touches

    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 3154 reviews

Laura - Aug 18, 2019

Enjoyed this one. Swapped the kale for spinach as a lot of others have done. We thought it was really tasty and would definitely make it again.

Samantha - Aug 17, 2019

Awful, didn’t eat... all went in the bin.

Amy - Aug 17, 2019

Loved this dish and very filling!

Janet - Aug 15, 2019

Incomplete pack with two of the same pot and one missing so didn’t cook it , this was sorted quickly however when I complained

Vicky - Aug 15, 2019

Would make this again and swap kale for spinach

Marcin - Aug 14, 2019


Melissa - Aug 14, 2019

I used spinach instead of kale as we find it too chewy, other than that it's a good twist on the midweek pasta bake

Kirstie - Aug 14, 2019

Sub the kale for broccoli one the side and doubled the passata

Chris - Aug 11, 2019

Nice. A little salty for my taste, and slightly dry. Will probably use more passata next time.

Kev - Aug 11, 2019

Very nice, but a little too much kale for our liking.

Catherine - Aug 10, 2019

Tasty mid week easy dinner

Victoria - Aug 09, 2019

To much kale for me

Brenda - Aug 08, 2019

Loving the flavours but might substitute the kale (not a lover of kale).

Talitha - Aug 07, 2019

Really lovely, but way to much Kale, will try with spinach instead and less of it. ????

joanne - Aug 07, 2019

Preferred it was spinach instead of kale very yummy

Mrs A - Aug 05, 2019

This was tasty! Very hearty

Nicola - Aug 02, 2019

Not so keen on this one

Amanda - Aug 02, 2019

Firm favourite with the kids. I prefer spinach rather than the kale.

Amanda - Aug 02, 2019

Firm favourite with the kids. I prefer spinach rather than the kale.

Lorraine - Jul 31, 2019

This was really delicious and it made so much there was enough for the next day as well.

Jenny - Jul 31, 2019

Really good textures and flavour but I found the kale a bit gritty so will try with spinach next time. The fennel was slightly too strong for me.

Robert - Jul 31, 2019

Not keen on the kale , will try with spinach next time

Laura - Jul 31, 2019

Fennel taste was over powering

Stuart - Jul 30, 2019

Really good. Fennel is a bit strong but did enjoy it

Ian - Jul 29, 2019

A tiny bit bland, there are so many other amazing dishes to choose, I’ll choose others instead

Lianne - Jul 29, 2019

We all loved this

Laura - Jul 27, 2019

Easy to make meal.

Tim - Jul 27, 2019

Delicious - promoting the humble pasta bake in to the premier league.

Jessica - Jul 24, 2019

Super tasty! I added extra cheese but didn't really need it

Deborah - Jul 23, 2019

We loved this, will definitely order this again

Jason - Jul 22, 2019

Very nice used spinach instead of kale

Sara - Jul 19, 2019

Nicely tasty I have cooked this twice it was better with spinach and had enough for three people would definitely recommend (not using kale it didn’t work for me )

Samantha - Jul 18, 2019

Used 500g of pasatta as it was very very dry. Also used spinach instead of kale and added mushrooms. Too much fennel, overpowers any other taste.

Patricia - Jul 17, 2019

Enjoyed his dish very much. Pat

Jacqueline - Jul 11, 2019

So simple, with lovely flavours. I used mozzarella on top and it was really good.

Caroline - Jul 10, 2019

Too much fennel

Heather - Jul 09, 2019

Really nice

Elizabeth - Jul 09, 2019

Not too sure about the kale and the sausages tended to break down

Sean - Jul 07, 2019

Bland with chewy kale

AJ - Jul 05, 2019

Replaced Kale with Spinach..... Was amazing.

rachel - Jul 04, 2019

Swapped the sausages for veggie and added some mozzarella on top. Loved it! Made enough for easily 4 portions. Recipie sounded complicated but was really simple. Tip: Use more passata than it says and stir the kale in afterwards with the pasta (don’t boil it for the 3 mins before)

Natasha - Jun 27, 2019

Flavours are strong but taste really good, especially with grated cheese on top! Nice midweek dish

Ashleigh - Jun 25, 2019

Had a strange aniseed taste

Simon - Jun 21, 2019


Emma - Jun 18, 2019

Used 500g pork mince, spinach and more passata based on comments and it was lovely ????

Sarah - Jun 17, 2019

Would be better without the kale

Sara - Jun 17, 2019

Just as delicious with hispi cabbage instead of kale

Sarah - Jun 16, 2019

Lovely homely dish

Deborah - Jun 16, 2019

Loved it

Deborah - Jun 16, 2019

Loved it


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