"I got this recipe 30-plus years ago from a neighbor's mother who lived in Italy. It is delicious and always well received. Sub all or part of the ground beef and sausage for turkey or chicken products to lighten the recipe." — LindaT
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2 (28 ounce) cans
plum tomato puree
hot Italian sausage, sliced into bite-sized pieces
mild Italian sausage, sliced into bite-sized pieces
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups
1 (12 ounce) can
grated Parmesan cheese
dried basil, or to taste
dried oregano, or to taste
dried parsley, or to taste
Very easy to put together from start to finish. I will say I foobarb'ed with the Italian Sausage links, I used Hot Turkey Polish Sausage instead. Even though it worked out well. I'll have to try to use the italian sausage links the next time. Ours had a bit of a bite to it was, just a little acidic not much just a tad. However, my littliest one said she like "stagetti night" and was prouf of it ;-) Thank you LindaT.
I followed this recipe exact. I used half of the spaghetti sauce last night to make a Hamburger Helper-kind of skillet meal (I really just cooked elbow macaroni, drained it and folded it into the sauce and sprinkled more fresh parmesan cheese on top) and froze the other half. The boys liked the combination of meats in this one, the hot italian sausage gave the sauce just enough heat without going overboard.
I made this sauce last night for dinner and it was very well received. I must admit, I usually just use jarred spaghetti sauce but I decided to give this a try and I'm so glad I did, it was super flavorful and more importantly, so easy and quick to make. Thanks for sharing Linda!
Super yummy...I used a full pound of extra lean hot Italian chicken sausage out of the casing, cooked and crumbled, omitted the ground beef since I had none. Used four cans of crushed tomatoes with basil, added a diced red pepper and baby bella mushrooms which I cooked along with the onion and sausage. I added everything to the crockpot and it was a wonderful easy and very flavorful, chunky sauce. Served over whole wheat spaghetti and served with a salad. Family enjoyed, thanks!
I love this recipe! The first time I made it, I made it as written, but I cut it in half. There was still MORE than enough (I was able to freeze 3 containers of it after dinner was done). I was not a fan of the hot sausage in it, to me it gave it a burnt taste. I made it again tonight, except I substituted ground turkey for the beef and used all mild sausage (my store didnt have any turkey sausage or I would have used that). I also put the meat in the food processor so there werent any huge chunks in there. After making a batch of stuffed shells for my daughter and I, I still had enough to fill 4 dishes to freeze. This sauce is better than anything I have ever bought in the store, and costs way less in the end. And it is versatile, which makes it even better!
Very great base! The sauce was on the thicker side but its an easy adjustment.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mama Palomba's Spaghetti Sauce
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 107
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