Fregola with Italian Sausages

Fregola with Italian Sausages

Fregola is a type of pasta originating from Sardinia. It consists of semolina dough ( a high gluten type of flour), rolled into small balls and goes perfectly with Italian sausage and pecorino cheese!

Categories: Meat, Pasta

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins



  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed using the side of a knife
  • 100g fresh Italian sausages
  • 1 red chilli pepper, chopped
  • 500-600ml hot vegetable stock (approx)
  • 200g Fregola Tostata
  • 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 100g Pecorino Sardo, grated
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Finely chop the onion, remove the sausage skins and crumble them into pieces.
  2. Heat the Filippo Berio Olive Oil in a wide, non-stick frying pan and gently fry the onion and whole garlic clove over a low heat for a few minutes.
  3. Add the sausage meat along with the chopped chilli pepper and cook for a few minutes more.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and remove the garlic clove.
  5. Pour in the Fregola and mix it well into the other ingredients in the pan.
  6. Cover the mixture with the vegetable stock, bring to the boil then lower the heat, cover with a lid and leave to cook for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Check for seasoning.
  7. Once cooked, stir in the chopped parsley and sprinkle over the grated Pecorino. Serve immediately.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a unique rich fruity flavour and complements the fresh ingredients in all your recipes making it a perfect healthy condiment. This oil is ideal for sauces, marinades, drizzling and dipping.

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