This recipe from Sarah’s mother has become a favourite in The Allergy Team’s households!  It is a crowd-pleaser and a great standby supper that’s comforting and budget-friendly.     

Serves 4 


  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 small red onions, chopped

  • 6 pork sausages

  • 1 ½ tbsp chopped rosemary (dried is fine)

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1-2 tsp dried red chilli flakes, to taste

  • 2 x tins chopped tomatoes

  • Salt and pepper

  • 350 – 400 g penne


1. In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the onion until soft and light brown. 

2. Squeeze the sausage meat from the skins into pieces about the size of a 50p piece.

3. Add the sausage pieces, rosemary, bay leaves, and chilli. 

4. Fry together over a highish heat, stirring to slightly mash and brown the sausages. 

5. Reduce the heat, put the lid on and cook for 15 minutes. 

6. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the packet’s instructions. 

7. Add the tomatoes to the sausage mixture and cook for 10 minutes.

8. Stir in the pasta and serve. 

Team tip: use this as a base to add other vegetables too – for example, a handful of spinach at the end or some grated carrot when the onion is cooking.

Team tip: you can also use this sauce as the base for your own pizza.  You may just need to cook it for a bit longer so that the sauce is less wet.

More Recipes

  • Italian White Bean Soup with Rosemary

    Jen often has this soup for lunch on a Saturday. It’s quick and nutritious and sets the family up for an afternoon of fun! It’s also really adaptable – so if there are a few vegetables in the bottom of the fridge that need eating up, add those too.


    This is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for those days when you are not sure what to make but know you need to have something on the table quickly!

  • Chocolate-coated strawberries

    To our mind, nothing beats a handmade gift and these are perfect for little hands (with some help) to make as a Valentine’s Day treat or, frankly, any day of the year.

  • Sesame free hummus

    It’s easy to leave sesame (in the form of tahini) out of hummus and still have a really delicious, easy dip. This is one of our favourites!

  • Baked jacket potatoes

    Not so much of a recipe as a reminder not to forget about the humble British spud when you are planning what to feed your family. Potatoes are so versatile, packed with vitamin C and fibre and relatively inexpensive. They’re a great alternative to gluten-free pasta and rice.

  • Apples and raisins baked in apple juice

    Nick, Jen’s husband, does not have good memories of “baked apples” from his childhood but he’s happy that this recipe is a regular in their house.

**Always check the ingredients of any food you’re cooking with to make sure it doesn’t contain something you or your child should avoid.

Join our mailing list

Join our mailing list

Subscribe To Our Newsletter to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Age of person with allergies

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a welcome email from us. If it doesn’t appear in your inbox then please check all your email folders including “spam”.

GDPR and Privacy Policy

Allergies interested in (tick as many as apply)


You have Successfully Subscribed!