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Delicious pasta with sausage and fresh purple sprouting broccoli – a comforting meal in under 30 minutes!


• 75g of sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped, plus 3 tbsp of the oil

• 1 red onion, finely sliced

• 150g penne

• 4 pork sausages, cut into bite-sized pieces

• ½ tsp fennel seeds

• 200g purple sprouting broccoli, cut in half lengthways if large

• 25g parmesan, grated



Heat the 3 tbsp oil from the sundried tomatoes in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 8-10 mins until soft and beginning to brown.


Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil over a medium heat and cook the pasta following pack instructions, for about 8-10 mins. Drain, reserving a cupful of the water, and return the pasta to the pan.


Add the sausage to the onions and break up with the back of a wooden spoon, frying for 5-6 mins until cooked through. Mix in the sundried tomatoes and fennel seeds, cook for 2 mins more, then add 2 tbsp water, a good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, and the purple sprouting broccoli.


Fry for 5-6 mins until the broccoli is tender but still has a little bite. Tip the contents of the frying pan into the pasta and stir well to combine. Divide between bowls and sprinkle over the parmesan.