Tonight's meal was delicious, also my first real attempt at making my own spaghetti sauce! I used a simple concept with tomato sauce and the turkey sausage was a great touch. This was super simple to put together and dinner was done by 6:15...super quick too! Yum!
8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 (28-ounce) can no-salt added whole tomatoes, undrained
2 T olive oil
1/2 t crushed pepper
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 t sugar
1/2 t kosher salt (I used Sea Salt)
1/4 cup torn fresh basil
1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (Very expensive...thanks a lot Harris Teeter!)
1. Preheat broiler
2. Arrange sausage on a small baking sheet. Broil sausage 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pan from oven (don't turn off broiler). Cut sausage into 1/4-inch thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Broil sausage slices 2 minutes or until browned.
3. Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
4. Place tomatoes in a food processor; process until almost smooth. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper and minced garlic; saute 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, and salt; cook 4 minutes or until slightly thick. Add sausage and cooked pasta to pan; too well. Top with fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano.