Spicy Sausage Meatball Pasta Bake with Cornwall Recipe Box

A hearty and comforting sausage meatball pasta bake recipe with chilli sausages.

Spicy Sausage Meatball Pasta Bake

This comforting sausage meatball pasta bake was much needed after a day of raking leaves, mowing the lawn and lots of weeding in the garden. I do love this time of year but its hard work when you have so many tree's!

The ingredients for this sausage meatball pasta bake were delivered by Cornwall Recipe Box, who asked if I would like to try out one of their holiday ready recipe boxes. The company is run by a brother and sister team in West Cornwall who share a love of good hearty family food. They got thinking how tricky it can be when on holiday to make the most of opportunities to sample local food, particularly with kids in tow, and so Cornwall Recipe Box was born, delivering recipe boxes direct to holiday homes throughout the whole of the county. 

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All of the ingredients are either grown/produced locally, or supplied by independent Cornish suppliers. The recipe boxes are delivered in recyclable packaging with a detailed recipe card and instructions to follow.

There are lots of really yummy recipes in their Autumn/Winter 2018/19 range including Smoked Haddock Chowder and Roasted Squash Risotto but this Sausage Meatball Pasta Bake was extra special. They are also currently working on a 'classics' menu too that will be available year round so keep an eye on the website for that.

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This Spicy Sausage Meatball Pasta Bake was gobbled up by everyone which is always a good sign. The portion sizes are extremely generous too, leaving leftovers for hubby's lunch the next day. We really couldn't have been more impressed by their service and I would thoroughly recommend trying out a box if you are on holiday in Cornwall soon. Locals can also order the recipe boxes to their homes.

Sausage Meatballs ready for cooking

Top Tips For Making The Spicy Sausage Pasta Bake

  • For a less spicy meal replace the chilli sausages with plain pork or hickory smoked sausages.
  • The recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd.
  • Serve with a side salad or fresh veggies.
  • Up the veggies by adding a tin of sweetcorn or some cooked peas to the pasta bake.
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Spicy Sausage Meatball Pasta Bake

A hearty and comforting sausage meatball pasta bake recipe with chilli sausages.
prep time: 15 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 45 mins


  • 8 Chilli Sausages
  • 200g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 200g Breadcrumbs
  • 2 TBSP Rapeseed Oil
  • 100g Fresh Parsley
  • 400g Pasta
  • 1 Lemon
  • 200g Creme Fraiche
  • 200g Cornish Gouda (or cheddar)
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°c (180° fan).
  2. Snip the end of the sausages and squeeze out the sausage meat into a bowl.
  3. Finely chop the parsley and mix half into the sausage meat with half of the breadcrumbs and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into your hands to form small balls.
  4. Cut the tomatoes in half and place in an ovenproof dish. Place the meatballs on top and bake for 20 mins until the sausage balls are cooked.
  5. Bring a large pan of water to the boil with a pinch of salt.
  6. Peel and chop the garlic, grate the rind of the lemon and mix into a small bowl with the remaining breadcrumbs and parsley.
  7. Add the pasta to the boiling water and boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile grate the gouda cheese.
  8. Drain the pasta and return to the pan with a little of the cooking water, rapeseed oil and the breadcrumb mixture.
  9. Take the baking dish out of the oven and stir the pasta mixture into the meatballs and tomatoes. Dollop over the creme fraiche and sprinkle over the grated cheese.
  10. Grill for 5 minutes until starting to brown. Serve with a green salad.


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Disclosure: I was sent a recipe box to review. All thoughts are my own.
Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)

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