Foodie Friday: At such a busy time of year it’s important to have a selection of quick and easy dinner recipes on hand that you can have on the table in no time, but that taste great too.

This one-pot creamy lemon pork pasta is just the thing you need.

Prep: 0:10 Mins
Cook: 0:30 Mins
Serves: 4


  • 500g Italian pork sausages
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 litre salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 300ml light thickened cream for cooking
  • 300g penne pasta
  • 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated extra sharp parmesan, plus extra to serve
  • Lemon zest, to serve
  • Fresh basil leaves, to serve



Step 1
Remove sausages from casings. Roughly crumble meat. Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add leek. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds to until fragrant.

Step 2
Add stock and half the cream. Bring to the boil. Add pasta. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until pasta is almost tender. Add broccolini. Cook for a further 4 minutes or until pasta and broccolini are just tender. Stir in remaining cream, lemon juice and parmesan. Stir until parmesan just melts.

Step 3
Serve pasta topped with extra parmesan, lemon zest and basil.

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