Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

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Recipe: #12997

July 05, 2014

"This recipe was originally posted on another site in 2009(ZAAR),by a wonderful lady who's name was VickyJ. She passed away in 2012 and I just wanted everyone to know what a very special person she was. Here is her description of the recipe, "This is great on pasta or rice. It's very easy and doesn't use a lot of ingredients. You could even add a can of Cannellini or Pinto beans (drained and rinsed) when you add the tomatoes to make the foundation for a basic sausage stew." And here is my review from 2012, "I made this recipe on 9/27/12 for Vicky J's " Cook-A-Thon " and because of PC problems I wasn't able to post the review until today. There were are few changes made due to what was on hand,but I don't think they affected the final outcome of the dish. Instead of 1/2 lb. of sausage, 3/4 was used,and instead of red onion the same amount of sweet white was used. My SO isn't crazy about peppers of any sort,so I used a blend of red/green freeze-dried which was reconstituted to the equal amount of fresh.Other than those changes the direction part of the recipe was done exactly as it was written. And as for a change, the sauce was served over wide egg noodles. For a little extra " Splurge " a small amount of grated Romano Cheese was added as a garnish.And of course,garlic bread on the side. This will be made again, and again. Everytime I make this, I'll think of Vicky J. " Keep Smiling :) ""

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (534.4 g)
  • Calories 496.9
  • Total Fat - 33.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 65.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1054.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.4 g
  • Sugars - 14 g
  • Protein - 18.3 g
  • Calcium - 81.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 56.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium-sized sauce pan, brown sausage, bell pepper and onion. Make sure veggies are tender.

Step 2

Drain off grease.

Step 3

Add stewed tomatoes, green onion 1-2 Tbsp of flour (for thickening--I added this to the tomatoes in separate medium-sized bowl and mixed it vigorously with a whisk. Then I added it, along with the green onion to the pan. If you like a thin sauce, don't do this step).

Step 4

Bring to a boil over HIGH heat, stirring constantly.

Step 5

Reduce to low-med, simmer covered for 15 min and uncovered for 15 min, stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Serve over pasta or rice with a nice salad on the side with garlic bread.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


WOW! Delicious combo of flavors. After cooking and combining the veggies I blended them until smooth. I used chicken Asiago bell pepper sausage and did not take it out of the casing. My DH and I enjoyed over a bed of angel hair pasta. This was such a hearty meal. Made for Billboard tag and to honor Vicky J. Thank you for posting!


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(23 Aug 2014)

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