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Italian Pork Sausage Pasta Bake

This flavoursome Italian pork sausages bake can be made ahead in preparation for those nights when you are short on time.

Prep Time

    •    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook Time: 35 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 6


    •    1 bunch fresh sage
    •    500g pork sausages
    •    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    •    2 tsps balsamic vinegar
    •    500g dried rigatoni pasta
    •    1 brown onion, finely chopped
    •    125ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine
    •    500g savoy cabbage, thinly sliced
    •    60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
    •    300ml light thickened cream for cooking
    •    90g (1 1/4 cups) parmesan, finely grated
    •    105g (1 1/2 cups) fresh courdough breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 210C/190C fan forced. Squeeze meat from casings into a bowl. Finely chop half the sage. Reserve remaining sage.
  2. Heat 1 tbs oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 2 minutes or until soft. Add sausage meat. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 4 minutes. Stir in cabbage for 3 minutes or until starting to soften. Stir in chopped sage and garlic for 1 minute until aromatic. Add wine. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 5 minutes. Add cream. Cook, covered, for 3 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Stir in vinegar. Season.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving 2 tbs water. Return pasta and water to pan. Add sausage mixture and half the parmesan. Gently stir to combine. Transfer to a baking dish.
  4. Combine breadcrumbs, remaining parmesan, reserved sage and remaining oil in a bowl. Season. Toss to combine. Spread over pasta. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste Recipes at


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