400gdried penne, or other pasta tube of your choice
freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
#These hearty meatballs are ready in just 15 minutes, making them ideal for a speedy mid-week supper. The chilli flakes give them a delicious kick. Here is the Penne With Chilli Meatballs recipe.# Heat the oil in a frying pan set over high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until softened and starting to turn golden.
Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar, chilli flakes and 125 ml water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
Using slightly wet hands, squeeze the filling out of the sausage casings, if necessary, and shape into walnut-sized balls. Add these to the tomato sauce. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce for 5 minutes, shaking the pan often to move the meatballs around so that they cook evenly.
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, or according to the packet instructions.
Drain the pasta well and return it to the warm pan. Season the meatball sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Divide the pasta between 4 serving plates or bowls and top with meatballs. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, then serve.