A tasty, kitchen cupboard meal. These ingredients are usually knocking around in my kitchen or there will be something that I can substitute. Any kind of chorizo will work or you could try another highly flavoured, spicy sausage such as Calabrian nduja. To make a vegetarian version of this dish at stage one, saute a finely diced onion in some olive oil, add a tablespoon of hot smoked paprika and a couple of cloves of crushed garlic then continue on with the rest of the recipe. You can either keep the sauce chunky or put it through a food processor before mixing with the pasta.

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Step 1: Get your ingredients together

200g cooking chorizo, nduja or other soft and spicy sausage
400g tinned tomatoes or passata
2 tbsp mascarpone cheese or creme fraiche or similar
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
sprinkle of dried chilli flakes (optional)
salt & pepper
200g dried pasta. I used pappardelle.
<strong>looks fantastic...</strong><em>can't wait to make this dish</em>
thanks, I'm pleased you like it. Can't wait to make it again myself. it rocks!
I've never met a dish based on pappardelle pasta I didn't love. This looks awesome. As Homer Simpson would say, &quot;Ooohhh (drool)...&quot;
I know what you mean, somehow pappardelle makes all sauces taste a little bit better. Glad you like the recipe.
I'm hungry after seeing this photo! Gorgeous pasta recipe.
Oooh, that looks tasty! I always thought mascarpone was only used in sweet desserts!
Tomato and mascarpone sauce is quite popular here and one of my favourites. You could use creme fraiche, cream cheese or philadelphia type cheese too.

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