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Sweet Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

I’ve become pretty good at making spaghetti sauces. Each one a little different from the other. Today I want to share an easy spaghetti sauce recipe with sweet Italian sausage. You can make this quick or let it simmer in the crock pot all day. Today I’m making it the quick way. I use Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage. I am usually able to get this on sale with a coupon for less then $2.00 lb.

You’ll need:

I pound sweet Italian sausage

1/4 cup diced onion

2 – 3 cloves of garlic minced

1/4 cup green pepper

1 quart tomatoes (used my canned tomatoes :))

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or fresh

1/2 teaspoon dried basil or fresh

First I remove the casings from the sweet Italian sausage and brown it in a large fry pan or dutch oven. Add the onion and garlic as it starts to brown and cook until sausage is no longer pink. Drain the excess grease.


Add the diced green pepper.

Add the tomatoes, oregano and basil.

I will let my sauce simmer for as little as 20 minutes if I’m in a hurry or let it simmer for many hours. The longer it simmers the thicker it gets. If I’m in a hurry I add a little fresh grated parmesan to the sauce and it thickens it up. (Did you know that you can thicken sauces with the rind of fresh parmesan? I didn’t have any, I usually have some on hand to toss in. It really works).

Cook up some pasta and serve. I found this great tasting whole wheat angel hair pasta from Meijers. I love it. I know some people have a hard time getting used to eating whole wheat pasta. This brand and type at Meijers is the best I’ve tasted.

Top with some fresh parmesan. Enjoy 🙂

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21 thoughts on “Sweet Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce”

  1. Krystal V. says:

    i love your recipes

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks Krystal 🙂

  2. Angela @ says:

    Yummo! I will have to try this! I’m your newest follower 🙂

  3. Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines says:

    Wonderful recipe:) This is the type of recipe I love~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  4. Camila says:

    This looks Yuummmm!!! I gotta try it!

    Thank you so much for linking this up at Bewitch Me & Titi!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  5. Mindi says:

    Looks yummy, I will have to try this! Thanks for your comment on my trash to treasure table!

  6. Judy Haughton-James says:

    Looks oh so yummy Diane! I know I would enjoy this. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday and have a great day.

  7. Jess says:

    This looks AMAZING! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! 🙂

  8. Grandma Kc says:

    WOW! Even at almost 7 AM that looks so good and I am now very hungry!

  9. Mary@Back to the Basics! says:

    YUM!!! I love whole wheat pasta! For some reason I haven’t made pasta in almost 2 weeks which is abnormal for us. It’s time to get out the noodles.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!

  10. Joyce says:

    I love new recipes and this sauce looks and sounds amazing, pinning. Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays With a Twist Link Up, please join us again next week or feel free to link up more posts (recipes cough) until Saturday. Following via email.

  11. Alice @ The Owl's Skull says:

    This looks great:)! Thanks for linking up:)!! Alice

  12. Alice @ The Owl's Skull says:

    Pinned it to my Foodstuffs board:). Alice

  13. D@TheShadyPorch says:

    One of our favorite recipes! Great pics. Thanks for sharing at the Shady Porch. Blessings, D

  14. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    I really love the idea of using sweet Italian sausage in this recipe. It would add such a fantastic flavour. Your spaghetti looks delicious.

  15. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    This meal looks delicious, I just must try this sauce. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Linda@With A Blast says:

    Looks great, Diane! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party 🙂

  17. Judy @Savoring Today says:

    Learning to make great spaghetti sauce at home is a must, so many times that has been my fall back on a busy night. Yours sounds quite tasty. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂

  18. Alice @ The Owl's Skull says:

    Featuring your yummy recipe today at the Owl’s Skull’s Wonderland Hop. Come grab a featured button and link up your latest:)!! Happy Monday! Alice

  19. Lisa says:

    This looks SO good! This Italian girl’s mouth is definitely watering at this recipe! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I can’t wait to see what you’ll share this week. 🙂

  20. Marilyn says:

    MMMMMM when should I be by with my fork? I’ll do the dishes! Pinned this one too! 🙂

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