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Tomato Sauce with Sausage Recipe

Tomato Sauce with Sausage

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"A meaty sauce with plenty of fresh basil and garlic. A very good sauce that also freezes well."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a large saucepan heat oil and saute sausage until brown, about 6 minutes. Add onion and garlic to pot and saute about 8 minutes. Mix in tomato paste, tomatoes, water and basil. Bring to a boil. Break up tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 05, 2005

This is great! I married into an Italian family, and have always been lovingly teased about my use of 'canned' sauce. I decided to try this as my first attempt at 'home-made' sauce and invited the in-laws over for dinner (think Marie of Everybody Loves Raymond!) LOL! They were impressed and my kids gave it a 'two thumbs up'! The only difference is I used dried basil, added a bit of oregano, and a lil more garlic. This is super easy to make and even tastes great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2008

This sauce had too much acid in it. It gave my husband and I heartburn. I wanted to try something different than my own sauce, so I gave this a shot. If you have acid reflux, put tb sugar or stick a carrot in to absorb some of the acid. Sorry for the bad review.

Feb 04, 2004

Very good, I use this recipe all the time but add 2 tbsp italian seasoning and 1 tsp oregano. I usually double the recipe, add 1 12oz can of paste and 4 cups of water and let it cook down until slightly thickened.

Oct 13, 2003

This was a great change of pace recipe and quick to fix. Will definately make this again. Did not rate child reaction as I don't have any kids in the house anymore but imagine they would probably like it also.

Jun 17, 2008

This was good to make for a quick 30 minute sauce. I scaled this recipe down to 8 servings, used ground sage sausage and pureed my tomatoes (daughter doesn't like them). I like adding a bay leaf for additional flavor too.

Mar 04, 2009

This is a 10+. Added Italian seasoning and oregano - may added some hot red pepper flakes next time. Really loved this one!!!

May 30, 2004

This was excellent sauce. My kids don't like the chunks of tomatoes, so I used tomatoe sauce instead. No need to alter this recipe at all!

Mar 16, 2008

I used this sauce recipe for my lasagna so I modified a little bit because I wanted it really thick. One of my cans of tomato sauce was also the kind with garlic and basil already added in and for the thickness I didn't add the water. Added more oregeno to it too but otherwise it was one of the best sauces I made as my family usually likes Prego.


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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