Although most sausages are fried in a pan or grilled on a BBQ, for pasta the best way is to grill them in an oven. This will make the sausage crunchy and to give it more flavor. This is the best and easiest sausage pasta you will ever make!
However this is a very simple recipe; there quite some steps to follow… Don’t let this frighten you; it’s very easy and no stress making it. The oven is your friend!
Simply put: Add all ingredients in the oven and take it out 40 min later… Your sausage pasta is almost done!
Yet you are free to do whatever you want with this recipe, please try to bake the sausages in the oven for once! Just once for this great sausage pasta recipe!
Especially with cheap sausages using an oven can make a difference. Yet we suggest to use biological & free range meat for this sausage pasta, whatever floats your boat will do!
Techniques you’ll learn with this recipe
How to bake crunchy sausage in the oven
How to grill eggplant in the oven and make it crunchy
How to roast garlic in the oven
With the recipe you want to invest
About 25 minutes of kitchen time
About 40 minutes cooking time in total
About $15 for a 4+ person meal
Sausage Pasta step-by-step
Sausage Pasta Preparation
Mix the oregano with 1 table spoon of olive oil
Take the skin of the garlic (don’t chop, we will grill them in the oven!)
Slice the eggplant in long thin slices
Separate the rosemary from the twigs and chop as small as possible!
Preheat the oven at 360 fahrenheit / 180 celcius
Put baking paper on the oven tray or use some oil.
First we will roast some ingredients such as the sausages, zucchini and garlic cloves in the oven. Second we will make the pasta and the sauce. If you want to use homemade pasta sauce, please find some great recipes here or here.
Spread the uncooked sausages and eggplant slices evenly over the oven tray. Make sure the eggplant slices are all individually spread
Put the peeled garlic cloves close to the sausages. The sausages will produce some fat while being baked and the garlic likes this!
Spread/twirl the oregano oil evenly over all ingredients.
Add half of the chopped rosemary over this as well.
Use 1 more tablespoon of oil and spread evenly!
Add enough salt and pepper to the eggplant slices.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes – keep an eye on the oven!
Take out the tray and turn all ingredients so not only 1 side will get brown. It’s like being in the sun, tan evenly or don’t tan at all!
When the eggplant is almost burned take and the sausages are all done, turn off the oven.
Now we will cook the pasta and prepare the sauce for the Sausage Pasta