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

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pasta recipes, Italian sausage, spaghetti recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 463kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 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


  • 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.


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