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Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Italian Sausage Spaghetti

This Italian sausage spaghetti is perfect for busy nights. This pasta dish combines pantry staples with fresh ingredients to make a delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Spaghetti served on a white plate topped with sausage tomato sauce and garnished with parsley.

 

The spaghetti sauce is made with jarred pasta sauce but we add a special touch with onions, lots of garlic, fire-roasted tomatoes and flavorful Italian sausage.

 

We serve our pasta with a hearty piece of this easy-to-make homemade garlic bread. Give it a try if you have a little extra time on your hands.

 

Pasta is always a go-to for weeknight dinners. It’s a family favorite, affordable and easy to make. To keep things interesting, and keep boredom at bay, we need to mix things up. Well, the flavors in this Italian sausage spaghetti are bold and a nice change of pace. Here are 10 more easy pasta recipes to work into your dinner routine.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely diced
  • 3-5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 pound Mild Italian Sausage, casings removed or use bulk sausage
  • 1 (24 ounce) Jar Pasta Sauce, meatless (use your favorite brand and variety)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 16 ounces Spaghetti, cooked to package directions for al dente
  • 1-2 tablespoons Salt for the Pasta Water
  • Chopped Parsley for garnish, optional

 

Prep work

The prep work for this dish is pretty straight forward. Half of the ingredients are pantry staples, so we’re just opening up some cans. The rest is just as easy.

  • Dice the onions, do a fine dice so they practically dissolve in the sauce.
  • Mince the garlic.
  • Measure the oregano and open the cans.
  • If you’re using sausage links instead of bulk, the remove the sausage from the casings. Use a sharp knife tip and run it along the sausage lengthwise. Remove the casing and tear the sausage into small pieces. This will make it much easier to break up the sausage once it hits the skillet.

The prepped ingredients for the pasta dish arranged on a wood cutting board.

 

Make the pasta sauce

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the onions. Cook approximately 3-4 minutes, until they start to soften and become translucent. Stir frequently so they don’t burn.

 

Add the garlic and oregano and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.

 

Next, add the sausage to the skillet and raise the heat to medium-high. Stir the sausage while breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until browned.

 

Add the pasta sauce, diced tomatoes and beef broth to the sausage and stir well. Bring the sauce to a simmer, lower heat to medium-low and cover. Cook the sausage pasta sauce for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep the sauce at a simmer. If it starts boiling too vigorously, lower the heat a little bit.

 

Taste the tomato sauce and add salt, if needed. Don’t add salt to the sauce until it’s done. The sausage, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes and beef broth all contain salt already. As a reference we did not add extra salt to ours.

 

Cook the spaghetti

When the sauce is almost done cook the spaghetti according to package directions for al dente. Add 1-2 tablespoons of salt to the water before dropping in the pasta.

 

Drain the spaghetti well, serve with the Italian sausage sauce and garnish with a little chopped parsley, if desired.

The Italian sausage spaghetti served on a white plate with garlic bread.

 

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Spaghetti served on a white plate topped with sausage tomato sauce and garnished with parsley.
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Italian Sausage Spaghetti

This Italian sausage spaghetti is perfect for busy nights. It comes together quickly and combines pantry staples with fresh ingredients to make a delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta recipes, Italian sausage, spaghetti recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Elizabeth

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion finely diced
  • 3-5 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 pound Mild Italian Sausage casings removed and torn into small pieces or use bulk sausage
  • 24 ounce Jar Pasta Sauce meatless (use your favorite brand and variety)
  • 14 ounces Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 16 ounces Spaghetti cooked to package directions for al dente
  • 1-2 tablespoons Salt for the Pasta Water
  • Chopped Parsley for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the onions, cook approximately 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the garlic and oregano and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add the sausage, raise the heat to medium-high and cook for 5 minutes while stirring and breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
  • Add the pasta sauce, diced tomatoes and beef broth to the sausage and stir well. Bring the sauce to a simmer, lower heat to medium-low and cover. Cook the sauce for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep the sauce at a simmer. If it starts boiling too vigorously, lower the heat.
  • Taste the tomato sauce and add salt, if needed. As a reference we did not add extra salt to ours.
  • When the sauce is almost done, cook the spaghetti according to package directions for al dente. Remember to salt the water before dropping in the pasta.
  • Drain the spaghetti, serve it with the Italian sausage sauce and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1052mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.


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