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Malloreddus with a Tomato, sausage and Saffron sauce

Malloreddus with a Tomato, Sausage and Saffron sauce

Prep 10 minutesCooking 1 hour4 people


1 hour

1 hour +

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4 tbsp Early Harvest Arbequina Olive Oil

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 carrot, top trimmed then finely chopped

1 stick celery, finely chopped

6 pork and herb sausages, skins removed

1 jar Tomato Triturado

1 pinch Saffron

3 fresh bay leaves

2 sprig rosemary

½ tsp fennel seeds, ground

500g Malloreddus

Grated pecorino or Parmesan to serve (optional)

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place the Olive Oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat and when hot, add the onion, carrot and celery and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until soft then add the sausage meat, breaking it up into chunks and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the Tomato Triturado, Saffron, herbs and fennel seeds. Bring to a simmer then lower the heat and cook for 45 minutes, stirring now and again to prevent any sticking. The sauce should be thick. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a large pan of salted water on a high heat, cover and bring to the boil. Add the Malloreddus and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, add the pasta to the sauce, stir to combine and cook for another minute to allow the pasta to absorb some of the sauce.
  4. Divide between plates and cover with grated pecorino or Parmesan, if using.

Included in this Recipe

Dried Malloreddus Pasta

Dried Malloreddus Pasta

Malloreddus Pasta made with 100% Italian durum wheat, goes well with rich tomato sauces and summer salads.

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Single varietal, stone crushed, cold extracted, Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from the first Arbequina olives of the season.

Category 1 Saffron

Category 1 Saffron

With good saffron, a little goes a long way. Just a pinch, steeped in a little hot water, gives deep colour and flavour to soups and stews.