Italian Sausage Spaghetti
Italian Sausage Spaghetti on plate

    Preparation time: 20 minutes

    My parents got this Italian sausage spaghetti recipe from Martha Stewart who got it from some famous chef in New York City. The beauty of this recipe is that it is very easy to make and you don't have to add any seasoning. The sauce gets all of its seasoning from the sausage. So you must make sure that you start with high quality sausage.

  • 1 large Italian sweet sausage
  • 1 large Italian hot and spicy sausage
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 large can of whole tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Spaghetti pasta, Italian
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


The Sauce:

Take the Italian sausage meat out of the sausage casings. Break up into pieces and mix the sweet and spicy sausage meats together.

Brown the sausage meat in a large skillet on medium high or high heat with a little olive oil.

In a separate skillet saute the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Puree the tomatoes in a blender, add to the skillet with the sausage meat.

Add the cooked onions and garlic.

The Pasta:

Fill a large stock pot with water and bring to a boil. Add a teaspoon of salt.

Slowly add the pasta, stirring to prevent clumping. Allow the water to come to a boil again, reduce heat to bring down to a simmer.

Cook as long as the directions on the pasta package, about 10-12 minutes. When pasta is al dente (cooked but still a little firm) drain the water from the pasta through a colander. Rinse the pasta with water to stop the pasta from cooking futher

. Place the pasta in a serving bowl, add a teaspoon or so of olive oil and mix in with the pasta so that the pasta stays separated.

Serve immediately. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

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