Easy Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Easy Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce


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Tired of jarred spaghetti sauce? Try making your own with this easy, one-pot recipe that features delicious Italian sausage slow simmered for amazing flavor.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 3 Italian sausage links, casings removed.
  • ¾ C. chopped brown onion
  • ⅓ C. chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 large can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 C. water
  • 1½ tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • 1¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1½ C. sliced mushrooms
  • grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

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Remove casing from sausage links by cutting with a knife down the length of the link, and removing the sausage. Discard the casing.
Crumble the sausage into a large skillet.
Sauté the sausage and chopped onion on medium heat.
Add the green pepper, and cook until sausage is fully cooked.
Drain the grease out of the pan and discard. Return skillet to stovetop.
Add tomato paste, can of diced tomatoes, and water to skillet.
Add oregano, Italian seasoning, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Add sliced mushrooms.
Stir all ingredients well, to combine.
Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to low and continue to cook for about 30 minutes.
Taste test the sauce and add additional salt or spices as desired.
Serve over the top of cooked pasta and garnish with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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