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Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

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Prep Time

30 min



This family-friendly sausage ragu has a sweet tomato and aubergine base. We've got a pretty unusual technique for cutting the aubergines that promises a rustic Italian vibe. There's a flourish of toasted seeds for the grown-ups at the end, which gives a more complex flavour.

Prep Time

30 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
can of chopped tomatoes 1
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 shallot
200g conchiglie †
1 aubergine
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp fennel seeds
10g fresh parsley
1 tbsp Henderson's relish
Onion marmalade 2
20g onion marmalade
6 cumberlands
6 Cumberland sausages †
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 shallot
  • 200g conchiglie<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 10g parsley
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 1 onion marmalade pot (20g)
  • 6 Cumberland sausages<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 605 kJ
144 kcal
3705 kJ
884 kcal
of which saturates
5.5 g
1.9 g
33.6 g
11.4 g
of which sugars
17.2 g
3.1 g
105.5 g
18.7 g
Fibre 1.7 g 10.4 g
Protein 5.9 g 36 g
Salt 0.41 g 2.52 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
chopped tomatoes 99.8%, salt
1 shallot
200g conchiglie
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
1 aubergine
1 garlic clove
1 tsp fennel seeds
fennel seeds(100%)
10g parsley
flat parley (100%)
1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
water, spirit vinegar, sugar, colour-caramel, syrup, salt, tamarinds, acetic acid, cayenne pepper, cloves, saccharin, galic oil, tragacanth & isopropyl alcohol
1 onion marmalade pot (20g)
onions (46%), raw cane sugar, citrus pectin, spiced vinegar (cider vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger) concentrated redcurrant juice, extra virgin olive oil, concentrated lemon juice
6 Cumberland sausages
80vl pork shoulder, 50vl pork belly, water, rusk (wheat flour (gluten) (calcium, iron, niacin, thiamin), salt), seasoning (salt, wheat flour (gluten) (calcium, iron, niacin, thiamin), flour, spices, herbs, preservative: sodium sulphites, diphosphate, yeast extract, antioxidant: ascorbic acid, sugar), natural hog casing
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, sulphites)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Heat a large, dry, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the fennel seeds and cook for 2 min, then transfer them to small dish for serving 

Tip: watch them like a hawk to make sure they toast, not burn!

Keep the pan, you'll use it later!


2 Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Trim the stalks off the aubergine[s] and cut them in half lengthways

Tear the aubergine halves into rough pieces using your hands (alternatively chop into large chunks)

Tip: this is a rustic dish, so the aubergine doesn't have to be neat!

3 Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Return your pan to a high heat with 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] vegetable oil

Once hot, add the torn aubergine with a big pinch of salt

Cook for 3-4 min or until starting to brown

Meanwhile, boil a kettle for your pasta

4 Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Slice the sausages open and squeeze the sausagemeat into the aubergine (this is a fun job for little hands!)

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for a further 5-8 min or until both the sausagemeat and aubergine has browned   

5 Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Meanwhile, add the pasta to a pot of salted boiled water, bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 8-12 min or until cooked with a slight bite


6 Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Meanwhile, peel and slice the shallot[s] finely

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Chop the parsley stalks finely, keeping a small handful of leaves aside for garnish

Add the shallot, garlic and parsley stalks to the sausage and cook for a further 3 min

7 Family Sausage & Aubergine Pasta

Add the tinned tomatoes, Henderson's relish and half the onion marmalade to the pan

Season generously with salt and pepper and cook for a further 5 min until a rich, ragu-like sauce has formed

Tip: taste and add more of your onion marmalade if you like it sweeter!


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Stir the cooked, drained pasta through the sausage ragu

Divide between bowls and scatter with the parsley leaves

Top the adults pasta with your toasted fennel seeds for an extra flavour dimension!


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