Sausage Pasta Bake

I asked DH for suggestions for a weekend lunch & he suggested a pasta bake.

I’ve always been a bit sneery about pasta bakes – what’s the point of dirtying all those pans cooking the pasta & sauce, and then dirtying a dish in the oven too?  But, DH was going to cook & wash up, so I thought he we should give it a go.

DH seemed to rustle it up quite quickly (I was busy playing lego), and I was surprised to find I really liked it!  DH & DD1 (3.8) both liked it too, but DD2 (14m) didn’t seem that keen, but I’m starting to suspect that she’s not that keen on pasta <gulp>


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • few dashes VEGETARIAN Worcestershire sauce (we like Henderson’s Relish)
  • 100g penne or other tube-shaped pasta
  • 50g VEGETARIAN cheese, grated
  • 2 slices of bread made into breadcrumbs
  • 4 VEGETARIAN frankfurters, sliced (we like the Tescos & Quorn ones best)

to serve

  • salad or green veg


  1. Heat the oil in a medium pan and fry the onion for 5 mins until softened and lightly golden. Stir in the garlic and cook for a further min. Mix in the tomatoes and sugar, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and season to taste.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta & frankfurters according to pack instructions.
  3. Heat the grill to high. Mix together the cheese and breadcrumbs.
  4. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce.
  5. Slice the frankfurters and add to the sauce.
  6. Spoon the sauce into a heatproof dish. Scatter over the cheesy crumbs and grill for 3-5 mins or until bubbling hot and golden.
  7. Serve with a simple salad.

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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