Pesto and Sausage Meatball Tagliatelle

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    30mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    561

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 Jun 12, 2020

Ingredients

  • Smoked bacon icon
    Smoked bacon
    200 g (about 200)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (about 135 g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    1 dash (about 0.39 g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (about 27.3 g)
  • Sausage meat icon
    Sausage meat
    500 g (about 500)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    100 ml (about 100 g)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    500 g (about 2 cups)
  • Pesto icon
    Pesto
    3 tbsp (about 46.35 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch (about 0.38 g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    1 L (about 1 kg)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    1 dash (about 0.75 g)
  • Fresh tagliatelle icon
    Fresh tagliatelle
    700 g (about 700)

Tools

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

Step preview

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