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
    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 Jan 23, 2019

Ingredients

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • Smoked bacon icon
    Smoked bacon
    200g
  • Sausage meat icon
    Sausage meat
    500g
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    x 1
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    x 2
  • 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
    4⅛ cups
  • 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 for approx 3min on medium-high heat until light golden
  8. Prepare a work surface
  9. Add sausage meat
  10. Roll into balls
  11. Transfer meat to frying pan
  12. Cook for approx 3min until browned
  13. Add prepared red onion
  14. Add crushed garlic clove
  15. Cook in frying pan for approx 4min until softened
  16. Pour red wine
  17. Simmer for approx 2min until liquid has evaporated
  18. Stir tomato purée
  19. Add pesto
  20. Add salt & pepper
  21. Simmer for approx 8min until thickened
  22. Get a clean saucepan
  23. Add water
  24. Boil
  25. Add salt
  26. Add fresh tagliatelle
  27. Cook for approx 3min until al dente
  28. Drain
  29. Transfer pasta to 4 medium bowls
  30. Serve
  31. Sprinkle with prepared parmesan cheese
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