A little touch of decadence for a tasty, quick midweek meal

Why not add some luxury to your midweek meal with sausage and saffron macaroni.

  • SERVES: 4
  • COOK TIME: 25 mins
  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • IDEAL FOR: midweek meal, easy meal
  • BUDGET: £

Sausage and saffron macaroni

Adding some luxurious saffron adds depth of flavour and gives your midweek meal a touch of decadence.


  • 350 g of macaroni
  • 200 g of high-welfare pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup of cream or creme fraiche
  • 1 sachet of saffron (0.15 – 0.125 grams)
  • Grana Padano cheese, grated
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. For the sauce: Break up the sausage and form into small balls. Brown the sausage balls in a frying pan with 1 Tbsp. oil for around 5 minutes.
  2. Pour off the fat and add the cream. Bring to a boil then add salt, pepper and saffron.
  3. Cook the macaroni in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and transfer directly to the saucepan.
  4. Sauté everything together for less than one minute and serve with a sprinkling of Grana Padano cheese.

Recipe: La Cucina Italiana

Sausage and saffron macaroni

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