Garden Fresh Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage

Lynn Socko

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@lynnsocko

Fresh is best, what else can I say! This would make an absolute delicious vegetarian dish, without the sausage of course.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
italian sausage or 5 links
10 medium
tomatoes
1 tsp
dried italian seasoning
3 clove
fresh garlic
1/4 c
sweet onion
3
fresh basil leaves
2 tsp
vinegar
1/2-1 c
hot water
2 tsp
granulated sugar
1 tsp
sea salt
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 tsp
cracked black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place tomatoes in a pot of hot simmering water for about 1 minute, remove. Allow to cool then peel the skin off. Place in food processor.
2
In food processor also put three cloves of fresh grated garlic, 1/4 c chopped onion, three fresh basil leaves, 2 tsp. vinegar, and 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning and about 1/2-1 c. of hot water you used to for tomatoes. Puree.
3
Place sausage in large skillet. If using Italian sausage in casing, remove casing and break up sausage into skillet. Cook and break up into small pcs. till partially browned. Add tomato sauce to sausage, add salt, pepper and sugar. Simmer for about 30 min. Taste, re-season if necessary.
4
Since I don't always plan meals a week in advance, I buy fresh basil and freeze it. Then just pop it into the processor, or chop, andit has such amazing flavor, I will never use dried basil again.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy