Sausage hotpot

20 Min
very easy
4 People
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Heartwarming fennel-seasoned sausage hotpot and frilly pasta topped with parmesan cheese.
1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Add pasta and cook according to packet instructions, or until al dente. Drain and rinse briefly.

2. Heat a large frypan with oil over medium-high heat. Using a pair of scissors, cut sausages into bite sized pieces straight into the pan, brown for 4-5 minutes.

3. Roughly chop onion and fennel (see notes), add to pan and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened. Season with 1 tsp fennel seeds (see notes), salt and pepper.

4. Grate and add carrot and zucchini. Add crushed tomatoes, 1/2 tin water and stock paste. Semi-cover and simmer for 7 minutes.

5. Add pasta to pan with half of the parmesan cheese. Toss gently to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Serve sausage pasta topped with remaining parmesan at the table.

To prepare your fennel, remove outer layer. Quarter bulb and remove the core. Roughly chop. Keep some fronds for garnish if you like!
If you prefer, flavour the hotpot with 1 tsp dried rosemary instead of fennel seeds.
No beef option - beef sausages are replaced with chicken sausages. Increase cooking time if needed.
Long pasta, 1 packet (500g)
Beef sausages (GF), 600g
Brown onion, 1
Baby fennel, 1
Carrot, 1
Zucchini, 1/2 *
Crushed tomatoes, 2 x 400g
Chicken stock paste, 1/2 jar *
Parmesan cheese, 1 packet

Oil (for cooking), salt, pepper, fennel seeds