Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce

This has become our new favorite way to do spaghetti, except I sub turkey sausage for the hot Italian sausage.  Very easy and very cost effective, but certainly not boring!! Recipe also found here.

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

Preparation

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.

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