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Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce
Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Mary-Ellen Weinrib
Prep time 30 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tablespoon basil)

This versatile Italian dish goes from stovetop to table in less than 30 minutes. Serve with a simple salad for a filling weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 460
  • fat 16.9 g
  • satfat 5.1 g
  • monofat 8.1 g
  • polyfat 2.8 g
  • protein 24.4 g
  • carbohydrate 53.3 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 57 mg
  • iron 4.7 mg
  • sodium 895 mg
  • calcium 253 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Arrange sausage on a small baking sheet. Broil sausage 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pan from oven (do not turn broiler off). Cut sausage into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Broil sausage slices 2 minutes or until browned.

  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

  4. Place tomatoes in a food processor; process until almost smooth. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper and minced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, and salt; cook 4 minutes or until slightly thick. Add sausage and cooked pasta to pan; toss well. Top with fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano.