Sausages in tomato sauce

Cook & Prep Time

40 min



Sausages in tomato sauce

A simple but delicious dish to enjoy with good company and sparkling conversation.


  • 8 fresh pure pork (Italian style) sausages
  • 800g canned whole peeled tomatoes, crushed roughly with a fork
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • wild fennel seeds
  • fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • pecorino romano cheese, to taste
  • 75ml red wine
  • salt and pepper


Step 1

Separate the fresh pure pork sausages and prick the skin of each sausage all over with a fork.

Step 2

Sauté the sliced onion in extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick frying pan for a few minutes over a low heat until the onion is soft and slightly golden. Then add the sausages and brown all over, turning with a wooden spoon.

Step 3

When the sausages are brown, add the red wine and turn up the heat to let it evaporate. Turn the sausages often so that they are well-flavoured with the wine.

Step 4

Add the crushed tomatoes to the sausages, Salt and add a pinch of pepper, the bay leaves and a few wild fennel seeds. Mix well and cook over medium heat until the tomato sauce has thickened and the sausages cooked through. Then add the chopped parsley and a sprinkling of grated pecorino romano cheese and mix well.

Step 5

Let the dish rest for a few minutes and then serve the sausages with the tomato sauce, piping hot.