Miss Bankier’s Spicy Sausage Pasta

Thermos Taste for Adventure

I am a Home Economics teacher and I’m usually so busy on my feet and cooking all day that when I get home, I’m too tired to want to cook for myself. So I love creating recipes that I can batch cook, are nutritionally balanced, use local produce and always look forward to eating. I also don’t have the luxury of long lunch breaks, so having a Thermos food flask to keep my tasty lunches warm saves me precious reheating or fighting-for-the-microwave minutes! Maybe even to have a warm cup of tea if I’m lucky! 

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Serves 2
to prepare and to cook


  1. Remove the sausages from their cases by squeezing the meat out
  2. Preheat a little oil in a large pot over a medium/high heat. Add sausages and break up into smaller chunks using a stirring spoon
  3. Add your prepared vegetables and fry until slightly softened and the meat is browned
  4. Add chilli powder, garlic, mixed herbs and red wine/balsamic (if using). Cook until all the wine is absorbed (alcohol cooked off) Stirring well.
  5. Then add passata and a beef stock cube. Bring to the boil. Stir well then simmer on a low heat for 20+ minutes. You can add water to loosen the mixture but I like it quite thick, just coating the back of a spoon.
  6. Meanwhile, half fill another pot with water and bring to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes (according to packet instructions)
  7. Once cooked, add to the pot along with the sausage mixture.
  8. Stir in the creme fraiche.
  9. Serve with parmesan.
  10. Alternatively, spoon the sausage mixture into a container and freeze. You can then boil some pasta and mix through at a later date!


  • 3 Scottish or British pork sausages
  • Splash of oil
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 2tsb lazy garlic
  • 2tsb mixed herbs
  • Splash red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 250ml passata
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 150g pasts
  • 1tbsp creme fraiche
  • Choice of veg


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