This njuja pasta recipe is proof that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a fantastic Italian meal.
What’s more, Italian n’duja 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. N’duja soft salami is both smoky and spicy. The famous salami really does all the work.
A bit of warning…
When I first learned this nduja pasta recipe, my Italian instructor told me to use about 300g of n’duja. That was good but I wanted more.
I doubled the amount and it was delicious and quite spicy. I have to say, my family preferred the smaller amount. Add it to taste.
How to serve nduja sauce…
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.
So it goes without saying that this nduja pasta recipe can be made in advance. In fact, the sauce gets better after a day or so in the fridge.
Let those ingredients get to know each other and develop if time allows.
If time isn’t on your side, just go for it. This, my favourite nduja pasta recipe is very good even when cooked on a whim.
If you like this recipe, you might also like to try some of these…
Spaghetti with Lardo and Artichokes
Tuna Stuffed Pappadew Chillies
Penna alla Puttanesca
Artichokes with Parma Ham and Peas
Delicious Pesto Pasta
Spicy Italian N'duga Sausage Pasta Sauce
I hope you enjoy this nduja pasta recipe. If you do give it a try, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
I’d love to hear from you.
Danielle Vedmore says
Looks delicious – its actually making my mouth water! My kind of dish!
Dan Toombs says
Thank you Danielle. It’s a good one. So easy too. 🙂
Susan Dunn says
A must try sauce! Looks gorgeous x
Dan Toombs says
Thanks Susan. Hope you do try it. I love n’duja!