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Italian Sausage and Spaghetti

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This is my Mother-In-Law's recipe, that has been passed down from her grandma. I have tweaked it a bit, to add more flavor, but it's all there! This dish is a sure crowd pleaser, and family favorite!

Italian Sausage and Spaghetti


  • 2 lbs Italian mild sausage links
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small sliced onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles


  1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions, set aside.
  2. Place a heavy bottom pan, or a porcelain coated cast iron pot, on medium-high heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to pot, along with sliced onion, and garlic.
  4. Cook until onion has softened, and browned a bit, about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cut Italian sausages into ½ inch, bite-sized pieces, and place into pot with onions and garlic
  6. Cook until sausage has browned, stirring frequently, about 7-8 minutes.
  7. Add tomato paste, and combine with sausage. Let tomato paste cook with sausage for a few minutes, then add can of crushed tomatoes.
  8. Add salt, basil, oregano, wine, and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Stir well to combine, and set heat to simmer.
  10. Let simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  11. Sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese.
  12. Garnish with fresh basil, and Serve with garlic bread.

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