Spaghetti w/ Sausage

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 package spaghetti (8 ounces)
  • 3 spicy Italian sausage links, casing removed
  • 24 ounce tomato sauce
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves diced
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp. marjoram
  • Salt/ Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese (optional)

Process:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Add in the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions.
  2. In a large skillet with high sides add in the Italian sausage and cook until the sausage is cooked through, making sure to break up the sausage as much as possible.
  3. Using a slotted spoon remove the cooked sausage into a clean plate leaving behind the rendered fat.
  4. Into the same skillet add in the onion and cook 3-4 minutes on medium high heat.
  5. Add in the garlic and cook stirring often for about 60 seconds.
  6. Add in the peppers and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Lowering the heat to medium add in the tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, oregano, marjoram, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook 4-5 minutes stirring occasioanlly.
  8. Taking the spaghetti straight from the pot add them into the tomato sauce.
  9. Add the cooked sausage back in and mix well to combine everything together.
  10. Turn the heat off, add parmesan cheese (optional), plate and ENJOY!

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