Chestnut, Italian Sausage & Fennel Spaghetti


Chestnut, Italian sausage & fennel spaghetti

Jam-packed with delicious flavours and ingredients, this easy spaghetti recipe is no nonsense! 


  • 400g of Italian style pork sausages or Chorizo
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 250g cooked and peeled chestnuts
  • 350g spaghetti
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • Lemon wedges, and to extra virgin olive oil serve


  1. Heat 1 tbs oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cut casings from sausages and drop small pieces of the sausage filling into pan. Cook, turning often, until browned. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tbs oil in the pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes until soft. Add chilli, garlic and fennel, cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add wine and simmer for 1 minute. Add sausage and chestnuts and cook for 10 minutes, tossing often.
  3. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions. Drain and return to pan. Gently toss through chestnut mixture, lemon juice and parsley. Season to taste.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Prep: 20 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Serves: 4

Recipe by Chestnuts Australia.

Ingredients for Chestnut, Italian Sausage & Fennel Spaghetti

Deli - Chorizo (2 in a pack) 200g Salumi

$6.99 ea

Deli - Chorizo (2 pieces, 240g) Harris Farm

$7.50 ea

Onions Brown (each)

$0.15 ea

Chillies Hot Long Red (min 110g)

$3.30 ea

Onions Brown Organic (1kg)

$5.49 ea

Garlic (head)

$1.12 ea

Garlic (250g)

$2.29 ea

Fennel (each)

$2.99 ea

Maggie Beer - Verjuice (375mL)

$11.69 ea

Maggie Beer Verjuice 750mL

$0.00 ea

Harris Farm - Chestnuts Fresh Loose (min 200g)

$2.94 ea

Balducci - Pasta Spaghetti No.4 (500g)

$1.69 ea

Balducci - Pasta Spaghettini No.3 (500g)

$1.69 ea

Barilla - Pasta Spaghetti No.5 (500g)

$1.33 ea

Barilla - Pasta Spaghettini No.3 (500g)

$1.33 ea

Barilla - Pasta Spaghettoni No.7 (500g)

$1.66 ea

Barilla Wholemeal Spaghetti 375g

$2.99 ea

Lemons (each)

$1.19 ea

Lemons (min 1kg net)

$1.70 ea

Sicilia - Lemon Flavouring (115ml)

$1.69 ea

Parsley Continental (bunch)

$2.29 ea

Parsley Continental Organic (bunch)

$4.49 ea

Cintra Extra Virgin Olive Oil 250ml

$6.29 ea

Maggie Beer - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (375ml)

$10.99 ea

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

$10.49 ea

Villa Rossi - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1l)

$16.99 ea

Garlic Organic (head)

$5.60 ea

Onions Red Spanish Organic (each)

$0.15 ea

Lomondo - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml)

$20.99 ea

Deli - Salami Casareccio (240g) Salumi

$14.99 ea

Deli - Frankurter (300g) Hanseatic

$7.99 ea