Zesty Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

Zesty Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

This zesty Italian sausage pasta sauce is made by browning Italian sausage and then simmering it in a fresh tomato sauce.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil for a minute over medium heat.​
  2. Step 2

    Add the onions and carrots, and sauté for a bit until the onions are translucent but not brown.​
  3. Step 3

    Add the tomatoes and the garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 to 45 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce is slightly reduced. If you like, use a wooden spoon to break up the whole tomatoes while the sauce simmers.​
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, slice the Italian sausage and brown it in a separate skillet in a small amount of oil. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.​
  5. Step 5

    Remove from heat and pass through a food mill or purée in a food processor until smooth, working in batches if necessary.​
  6. Step 6

    Return the sauce to the pot, add the browned sausage, and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.​
  7. Step 7

    Season to taste with kosher salt and sugar, toss with the hot cooked pasta of your choice, and serve right away. A wide pasta like fettuccine would be a good choice.