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Here is version 2 of the penne and sausage recipe.  It is drier than the original with one less can of tomatoes which allows for a concentrated tomato flavour after baking it in the oven.

Serves 4

Penne and Sausage V2 | ThermomixIngredients

1 large red onion, peeled and quartered

2 cloves garlic, peeled

20g olive oil

2 cups wholemeal penne

400g can diced tomato

50g tomato paste

20g Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp dried parsley

2 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp dried basil

40g Thermomix stock concentrate

500g thin sausages (I like to use pork sausages)

Salt and pepper, to season

150g grated tasty or cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 180C

2. Cook pasta according to the package instructions

3. In the Thermomix, chop onion and garlic with the measuring cup (MC) on for 3 seconds/Speed 5

4. Scrape down sides of the bowl, add oil and sauté with the MC off for 3 minutes/Varoma/Speed 1

5. Put sausages in the Varoma tray and put the lid on

6. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, herbs, stock and 200g of water into the Thermomix bowl, close the lid and put the Varoma on top

7. Cook sauce and sausages for 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2

8. Remove the Varoma and leave sausages to cool slightly

9. Taste the sauce, season with salt and pepper as required and then purée for 20 seconds – slowly going from Speed 1 to Speed 7

10. Cut sausages into 1.5cm pieces and add to the sauce

11. Add butterfly to the Thermomix bowl and add drained pasta

12. Mix for 20 seconds/Reverse/Speed 1

13. Pour pasta and sauce into a square roasting dish and sprinkle with cheese

14. Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly browned