Pesto and Sausage Meatball Tagliatelle

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    30mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    671

Pork sausages add a salty, savory twist to this super quick take on a classic, and the surprising addition of red pesto adds depth of flavor.

recipe updated Jan 23, 2019

Ingredients

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    30ml
  • Smoked bacon icon
    Smoked bacon
    200g
  • Sausage meat icon
    Sausage meat
    500g
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    135g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    12g
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    100ml
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    455ml
  • Pesto icon
    Pesto
    46g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    0g
  • Water icon
    Water
    1000ml
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1g
  • Fresh tagliatelle icon
    Fresh tagliatelle
    700g
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    0g

Tools

  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Saucepan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside smoked bacon: chopped
  2. Prep and set aside red onion: finely chopped
  3. Prep and set aside parmesan cheese: grated
  4. Get a clean frying pan
  5. Add olive oil
  6. Add prepared smoked bacon
  7. Fry until light golden - approx 3 min, medium-high heat
  8. Prepare a clean work surface
  9. Add sausage meat
  10. Roll into balls
  11. Transfer meat to frying pan
  12. Cook until browned - approx 3 min
  13. Add prepared red onion
  14. Add crushed garlic clove
  15. Cook in frying pan until softened - approx 4 min
  16. Pour red wine
  17. Simmer until liquid has evaporated - approx 2 min
  18. Stir tomato purée
  19. Add pesto
  20. Add salt & pepper
  21. Simmer until thickened - approx 8 min
  22. Get a clean saucepan
  23. Add water
  24. Boil
  25. Add salt
  26. Add fresh tagliatelle
  27. Cook until al dente - approx 3 min
  28. Drain
  29. Transfer pasta to 4 medium bowls
  30. Serve
  31. Sprinkle with prepared parmesan cheese
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