Spaghetti Pasta with Chunky Sausage Tomato Sauce

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Jul. 11, 2013

I love pasta. Period! I love experimenting with different pasta sauces no doubt about it! So, here is simple spaghetti pasta that is ready in just about 30 minutes. No exaggeration, try it to believe it! Light with pure homemade tomato sauce, yet filling with those chunky little sausage pieces, this is a perfect dinner dish to serve on a busy week day.

Ingredients

Whole wheat pasta/Fusilli or other varities 200 Gram
For the sauce
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium
Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm)
Whole pepper 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped sausage/Mince meat 150 Gram
Tomato puree 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Dried italian herbs 1 Teaspoon
Tomato ketchup 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste (Optional)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Boil about 1 ¼ liters of water in a deep dish pan with some salt and a teaspoon of olive oil. Cook spaghetti pasta until al dente (this usually takes about 9-10 minutes). Drain in colander, wash with cold water, pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil, mix well and leave in the colander covered, until ready to use.

2. Crush together garlic and whole pepper in a mortar. Keep aside.

MAKING

3. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in the shallow wide pan and sauté chopped onions until transparent. Add the crushed garlic and pepper mix and sauté until onions brown.

4. Add the chopped sausages, reduce the heat to medium and cook until sausages are done.

5. To this add the tomato puree and tomato ketch up. Let it boil and then simmer for a couple of minutes or until the puree is cooked through. Remove from heat.

If adding salt, add at this stage. Normally you do not need salt because the sausages are salty and tomato puree too should cover up pretty well enough.

FINALIZING

6. Mix ½ the sauce with the cooked pasta in the pan. Leave aside the other half of the sauce.

SERVING

7. Make 3 portions of pasta in serving bowls. Further divide the leftover sauce in to 3 portions and add it over the pasta. Garnish with more Italian herbs, if you wish.

While eating, mix in the sauce that is served as the topping and enjoy! Pair it with a glass of chilled wine.

NOTES

Al dente is the doneness of pasta when it is cooked and turns firm but not hard.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 606Calories from Fat 252

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.6%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 725 mg30.21%

Total Carbohydrates 76 g25.3%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 26 g52%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet