Happy Friday! Time for a yummy recipe share! Pasta is one of my favorites, and today I’m dishing out some Italian Sausage Pasta in less than 30 minutes. Quick, easy, and yummy… the three best ingredients to any recipe. 😉
For those of you looking to add a little spice to your life, try using hot Italian sausage or add some crushed red pepper in with the sauce for just the right kick.
When I make pasta, I like the sauce to really stick to it. So after draining, I saute my cooked pasta in the saucepan with about 1/3 cup of marinara sauce before mixing it all together.
Check out the end of the recipe for some additional add-in ideas, too! Hope you enjoy!!
Italian Sausage Pasta
In a large skillet, brown sausage and drain. Return the sausage to the skillet, turning the heat down to simmer. Add diced tomatoes and stir in basil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Add marinara sauce to skillet, reserving 1/3 cup of the sauce aside.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan or pot according to package, then drain. R
- 1 package of mild Italian Sausage (18oz.) cut into 1″ pieces
- 1 box of pasta (your choice)
- 1 can diced Italian seasoned tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
- 1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese
- Parmesan cheese
eturn the cooked pasta to the saucepan, and saute on low heat with 1/3 cup of marinara sauce.
Add meat, tomatoes, and sauce mixture to pasta. Stir in 1/3 cup Italian cheese. (I toss in a little Parmesan too just for good cheesiness!) Mix well.
Serve, topped with Parmesan and/or Italian cheeses – and ENJOY!!
This dish is great with a side salad and some warm toasty garlic bread. Some optional add-ins include: peppers, red onion, and mushrooms. Add these veggies to the skillet after browning the meat.
This is a favorite around the house, and even the kids will like it! What kid doesn’t like pasta, right?? My little even enjoyed helping cook it. And you better believe she was donning her new apron! In fact, she enjoyed it so much, she managed to snatch the camera to capture all the cooking in action! (Lucky for me it’s a point and shoot!) 😉