Tomato and sausage pasta sauce

    55 min

    A family favourite pasta sauce that is easy to make in hardly no time. Use a well flavoured sausage if you don't have Italian sausage. Note that you can simmer the sauce for longer to get a deeper flavour. Adjust the seasonings to your tastes.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 450g mild Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 900g passata
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 4 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat saute chopped onion and garlic in the oil. Break up sausage into small pieces and brown. Add passata, ground black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper; stir well. Let simmer uncovered 15 to 30 minutes.

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    GREAT sauce, brown meat and veggies than throw it all in the crock to simmer all day....LEFTOVER SAUCE recipe= toast english muffins, add some sauce and mozzerella cheese, pop into 375 oven until cheese melts...everyone loves em'.....  -  26 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great starter sauce!! Basically, this recipe gives you a good base and then you add extras depending on your tastes. I read some of the previous reviews and used less stewed tomatoes and added a can of tomato paste. I also added red pepper flakes for a nice kick and a pinch more sugar. NOTE: You absolutely have to simmer this for 3-4 hours, minimum. I tried a taste after about an hour and was disappointed. I waited four hours later and was blown away by how much difference the simmering made. A definite winner!!  -  21 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent sauce! I made it for a family dinner and everyone loved it!! It's a keeper!  -  03 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)