Spicy Italian N’duja Sausage Pasta Sauce

Spicy Italian sausage pasta sauce over homemade pasta

Hot Italian sausage sauce over homemade pasta.

This dish is proof that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a fantastic Italian meal. What’s more, Italian n-duja salami sausage pasta sauce takes no time at all to prepare. Make it for your friends and/or family though and  they will think you’re a master chef who has been slaving away at the stove for hours.

This sauce has such an amazing flavour. D-duja soft salami is both smoky and spicy. The famous salami really does all the work.

The first time I made it I was told to use about 300g n’duja for this recipe but I now use twice that much. It’s that good.

N-duja pasta sauce is best served with fresh pasta.  You can read my homemade pasta recipe here.

I tried a similar sauce while on holiday in Italy. Fresh pasta was tossed in the hot sauce and then piled onto warm plates. The Chianti was flowing that evening. I recommend finding a couple of nice bottles to go with your meal and you will be in Italian food heaven.

I don’t like serving the pasta smothered in sauce so I usually have a little left over. If you do too, it keeps in the fridge well and works wonders for that afternoon Italian food craving.

n'duja salami

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n'duja pasta sauce

The sauce can be made in minutes.

n'duja pasta

Toss the cooked fresh pasta in the warm sauce.

N'duja pasta

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Spicy Italian N'duga Sausage Pasta Sauce
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 - 6
  • 300 - 600g n'duja salami (The more you use the spicier it will be)
  • 500g fresh pasta (or good quality dry pasta) cooked al dente
  • 1200ml chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan - grated or sliced thin for serving.
  1. Cook your pasta to your preferred doneness and toss in oil or butter.
  2. Heat a large pan and fry the n'duja salami over medium high heat until cooked through.
  3. Add you chopped onions and continue cooking until the onions are translucent and soft.
  4. Add the garlic and fry for a further 30 seconds.
  5. Now pour in the chopped tomatoes and stir it all up.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add your cooked pasta to the sauce and toss a few times until well coated.
  8. Serve on warmed plates topped with fresh Parmesan.