For a mini-upgrade to the classic pasta-bake, we’ve added some 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 vegetarian 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 for 2 servings:

  • 200g conchiglie pasta (shell shape) (gluten free if desired)
  • 6 vegetarian sausages
  • 1 red onion
  • 200g passata
  • 150g kale
  • 3Tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 60g Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • bag of salad (optional)
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Our 30 minute recipe

  1. Cook the pasta 

    Heat the oven to 200C/ fan 180C/ gas 6 and put the kettle on. 

    Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water for 8 mins. Then scoop up a few tablespoons of cooking water using a mug, and drain the pasta. 

    Meanwhile see the next step.

  2. Fry the sausages 

    Heat a little oil in a large, deep pan over medium-high heat and add the vegetarian sausages. Fry for 4-6 mins or until brown, then remove them from the pan. 

    Next, add the red onion and fry for 5 mins to soften it.

    Add a knob of butter and sprinkle in the CHILLI & FENNEL MIX and stir well.

    Mix in the SMOKED SALT & CHIVE pot then pour in the passata and stir it through.

    Add the GARLIC VEGETABLE STOCK pot to the pan and pour in 120ml of boiling water and mix it really well.

  3. Make the sauce 

    Add the kale to the pan and bring it to a gentle simmer. Let it cook for 3 mins, stirring often. 

    Return the sausages to the pan and add the pasta and 2 tbsps of ricotta and mix it all into the sauce. (Add 1-2 tbsps of starchy cooking water from the pasta into the pan if it the sauce is looking a little dry.)

  4. Bake the pasta

    Carefully tip the pasta mixture into a baking dish and garnish with little dots of ricotta here and there. 

    Grate some cheddar cheese over the top (if using) and cook in the oven for 10 mins, then serve at the table with a salad on the side (if having).

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Sausage & Fennel Pasta Top Reviews

richard - 25th July 2020

The fennel in this one is divisive, I loved it, but my wife hated it. The recipe name doesn't mention fennel but its something to bear in mind if you don't like it as the flavour is quite strong.

Beth - 23rd July 2020

Very nice

Beth - 23rd July 2020

Very nice

Angela - 19th July 2020

Overpowering fennel flavour.

Wendy - 1st July 2020

I keep saying this but this was by far my favourite sc dish. My fussy 8 year old tasted it and I lost half my tea to her! So so good. Very tasty and hereby like a casserole.

Wendy - 1st July 2020

I keep saying this but this was by far my favourite sc dish. My fussy 8 year old tasted it and I lost half my tea to her! So so good. Very tasty and hereby like a casserole.

Caroline - 24th June 2020

I wasn’t sure about this one as I didn’t think the picture looked very appealing. It was actually amazing. Ricotta didn’t arrive with my grocery delivery so I topped it with grated mozzarella and cheddar, and a sprinkle of Parmesan. I also added some sliced fresh fennel with the onions to complement the flavour pot that had some fennel flavour. I made this in 2 separate pans as I had veggie sausage and my husband has chicken sausage, so used 400ml passata. There was enough for 4 people. Would definitely get this again!

Caroline - 24th June 2020

I wasn’t sure about this one as I didn’t think the picture looked very appealing. It was actually amazing. Ricotta didn’t arrive with my grocery delivery so I topped it with grated mozzarella and cheddar, and a sprinkle of Parmesan. I also added some sliced fresh fennel with the onions to complement the flavour pot that had some fennel flavour. I made this in 2 separate pans as I had veggie sausage and my husband has chicken sausage, so used 400ml passata. There was enough for 4 people. Would definitely get this again!

Helen - 7th June 2020

Loved the flavours- just needed to cook the pasta as instructed on the pack, and maybe add a bit more pasta water when baking, but we will know for next time. Will def have again!

Jessica - 28th May 2020

Very tasty. A bit salty for the kids but it was all gobbled up. I loved the fennel flavour, didn’t tell them what it was but it really made a quick and easy bake a bit special.

Rebecca - 12th May 2020

Nice enough but not the most flavourful

Abigail - 9th May 2020

Love it!!!!

Abigail - 9th May 2020

Love it!!!!

Maura - 2nd May 2020

I only use half the fennel and chilli pot as it's a strong flavour

Jeremy - 13th April 2020

The final result was great, but the recipe on the app needs rewriting. It doesn’t call for butter in the ingredients (I don’t usually have butter) and the way it’s worded for cooking the pasta is odd. This must have been brought up before as both issues have been sorted on the website recipe.

Kristie - 8th March 2020

My family thought this dish was shockingly delicious!

Meryl - 5th September 2019

Another winner. Easy to prepare and the family loved it. I know I keep saying that the food is wonderful but it is!!!

Joanne - 22nd August 2019

Absolutely delicious!!!

Jessika - 10th August 2019

Really easy tasty meal. Great for leftovers too!

Mandakini - 9th July 2019

Great flavour. Huge quantity usually lots leftover.

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