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 Sausage & Fennel Pasta in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Sausage & Fennel Pasta. 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 Sausage & Fennel Pasta 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). 


Sausage & Fennel Pasta Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Philip - Dec 22, 2019

At best mediocre. Quite one dimensional in flavour and could easily be "beaten" by a supermarket bought cook-in sauce.

Leigh - Dec 08, 2019

Not good,try proper blokes fussilli pasta by Jamie Oliver much tastier.

Leigh - Dec 08, 2019

Not good,try proper blokes fussilli pasta by Jamie Oliver much tastier.

Roger - Dec 08, 2019

I used spinach and more passata , added 1 chilli, tasty!!!

Roger - Dec 08, 2019

I used spinach and more passata , added 1 chilli, tasty!!!

Roger - Dec 08, 2019

I used spinach and more passata , added 1 chilli, tasty!!!

Sharon - Dec 08, 2019

Really good. I only used have the fennel mix and it was still a little over powering. Still loved it though. As suggested popped it in the oven with grated cheese. (Oh and sausages need much longer to cook)

Maureen - Dec 07, 2019

I did not like this dish and will not be ordering it again.

Lisa - Dec 04, 2019

Swapped the kale for spinach as we prefer. Easily feeds 3/4 people, great for a nice warming dinner

Keith - Dec 01, 2019

Best meal yet !!

Leigh-Ann - Nov 30, 2019

Absolutely delish! Depth of flavour and loved the mild fennel layer. A fave!

Marie - Nov 27, 2019

Really tasty! Easy to make!

Suzanne - Nov 25, 2019

A little too much fennel for me but still a tasty dish

Hayley - Nov 24, 2019

Not sure about the fennel (just my taste)

Jennifer - Nov 22, 2019

Lovely pasta dish although if I made it again I would swap the kale for spinach as the kale was a bit tough

Donna - Nov 22, 2019

Fennel is quite strong flavour in this dish; just not our favourite

DAVID - Nov 22, 2019

I really liked this a lot, but Cook the sausages for more than 5 min, till actually brown, rest of it only warms them a bit, half the kale portion, add more passanta, add more grated cheese, beautiful, new to simplycook but I'm learning

Michael - Nov 21, 2019

Just a bit naff.

Sandra - Nov 21, 2019

Was ok

Karen - Nov 20, 2019

Very nice. I added mushrooms to it and a bit of Parmesan cheese.

sarah - Nov 20, 2019

One of my favourites

sarah - Nov 20, 2019

One of my favourites

Rebecca - Nov 20, 2019

Kale was an odd addition but it was nice

Ashleigh - Nov 19, 2019

Loved this! We used Parmesan cheese but was great all the same

Kelly - Nov 19, 2019

Love it!!

Steven - Nov 19, 2019

Really good. Added a pepper and made with wholemeal pasta. Gave it a nice nutty edge. Funny it tastes of fennel being a sausage, kale and fennel bake lol

Melanie - Nov 17, 2019

Loved this, as did my whole family! Took much longer to cook than 30 mins but worth it!

Beata - Nov 17, 2019


Beata - Nov 17, 2019


Paul - Nov 16, 2019

Would use slightly less kale next time. Sausages needed WAY longer than recipe suggested

Joanne - Nov 16, 2019

Super tasty

Dawn - Nov 15, 2019

This was gorgeous although didn’t have kale so swapped to spinach and didn’t have ricotta so swapped to soft cheese all the family loved it!

Katherine - Nov 12, 2019

Too much aniseed

Julie - Nov 12, 2019

Not keen on this one. Please stop sending

Joelle - Nov 10, 2019

Left out the kale but was still tasty. Not particularly exciting though

Amy - Nov 09, 2019

Tasted like liquorice!

Heather - Nov 07, 2019

Was alright, think it would have been much better with the cheddar but I had none to hand. Also I had to substitute the ricotta with mascarpone.

Teresa - Nov 05, 2019

Needed a bit more passata in my opinion but really yummy.

sarah - Nov 04, 2019

Warming and flavourful

Sally - Nov 03, 2019

Made loads. Very tasty. However hubby didnt like the kale so would swap this out next time.

Thiago - Nov 03, 2019

The fennel seasoning ruined the whole thing

Stephen - Nov 01, 2019

Would be better with broccoli than kale.

Shelley - Oct 30, 2019

Yummy, kids loved it

Noelani - Oct 30, 2019

Really taste

Darren - Oct 27, 2019

Amazing I never would have thought of using kale in a pasta bake but it works very very well

Jonny - Oct 25, 2019

Didn’t like this one

JOANNE - Oct 24, 2019

Amazing ????????????

Angharad - Oct 23, 2019

Actually delightful! Perfect flavour balance

Teresa - Oct 22, 2019

Yummy. Used spinach instead of kale and also added mushrooms. Feel it needed more passata than the recipe suggested.

Georgie - Oct 21, 2019

Best one so far, they just keep getting better and better...


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