Kittencal's Easy Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"This is easy and great tasting but does require about an hour or more of simmering time on top of the stove. Use your favorite Italian sausage links for this and for the best flavor use good-quality Italian canned tomatoes!"

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (357 g)
  • Calories 175.6
  • Total Fat - 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 958.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 9.8 g
  • Protein - 5.6 g
  • Calcium - 69.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 42.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

In a heavy saucepan or a large skillet with high sides heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in sausage links and brown well on a sides. Remove to a plate, cool then slice sausages into thirds.

Step 2

To the same skillet add in onion, saute 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add in garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaf and chili flakes, saute 1 minute. Add in tomato paste. Cook stirring over medium heat for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add in the plum tomatoes and seasoned salt. Using a fork break up the tomatoes in the saucepan. Bring to a simmer stirring very well until everything is combined and at a medium simmer. Add the sausages back to the saucepan. Simmer partially covered over medium-low heat for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, stirring frequently. Taste about halfway through, then season with pepper and add more salt if needed. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Step 4

Serve on/with cooked pasta of choice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I cooked the sausage meat out of the casings then continued with the onion and garlic as instructed then I placed this in a casserole dish with 4 cups fresh oven roasted tomatoes and the remaining ingredients and let this simmer covered at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours. Man was this good!!! This is a keeper recipe.

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(27 Aug 2018)