Pam's Fresh Tomato Pasta & Italian Sausage

Pam's Fresh Tomato Pasta & Italian Sausage Recipe

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Pamela Rappaport


I had tomatoes from the garden that were about to get over ripe so I threw together a quick sauce. I wanted it to be all about the luscious ripe tomatoes so I didn't do much to it. It was a quick dinner.

If you don't have fresh tomatoes used canned San Marzano tomatoes. They are the closest to fresh in flavor.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 c
    diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/3 c
    sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar, approximate, adjust based on acidity of the tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb
    vermicelli pasta or spaghetti of choice
  • 4
    italian sausages

How to Make Pam's Fresh Tomato Pasta & Italian Sausage


  1. Heat up your grill for the sausages. If you prefer they can be pan fried.
  2. Put water on to boil for the pasta and add salt.
  3. Put the sausages on the grill. My husband does this while I do the rest. If you need to, cook the sausage first then do the pasta.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet and saute the onion and garlic until tender.
  5. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, spices, and salt and pepper. Turn to simmer.
  6. While that's cooking drop your pasta in the water.
  7. Taste your sauce and add sugar as needed. Add olives.
  8. Drain pasta and reserve pasta water. Add pasta to the sauce. Add pasta water to loosen if needed.
  9. Serve the pasta with the sausage on the side. Pass parmesan cheese to top.

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About Pam's Fresh Tomato Pasta & Italian Sausage

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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