Friday, October 1, 2010

Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tablespoon basil)


  • 8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Arrange sausage on a small baking sheet. Broil sausage 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pan from oven (do not turn broiler off). Cut sausage into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Broil sausage slices 2 minutes or until browned.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

4. Place tomatoes in a food processor; process until almost smooth. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper and minced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, and salt; cook 4 minutes or until slightly thick. Add sausage and cooked pasta to pan; toss well. Top with fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Nutritional Information

Fat:16.9g (sat 5.1g,mono 8.1g,poly 2.8g)
**I made this last night and it really is a SUPER quick recipe! I actually felt very rushed and didn't get the salad done in time-so, great as a last minute dinner! It was very tasty, a little spicy for the kids, however. Pureeing the tomatoes made the sauce really thin, but again, very tasty!

1 comment:

  1. We love this recipe too! Because the sausage was really spicy the first time I made it, I use the mild or sweet Italian sausage!