Pasta with Hot Sausage Sauce

Pasta with Hot Sausage Sauce


"If you like sausage, you'll love this thick, meaty sauce! Try sweet Italian sausage for a less spicy version."


1 h servings 440 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 839 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown.
  2. Mix the red onion, garlic, and capers into the skillet, and cook until onion is tender. Mix in the mashed whole tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and red wine. Season with basil, parsley, oregano, red pepper, black pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place the ziti in the pot, cook 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  4. Serve the sauce mixture over the cooked pasta. Top with Romano cheese.
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  1. 70 Ratings


This is a wonderful spicy Italian sauce. I followed it exactly and I loved the flavors the capers bring to the sauce. Next time I might leave out the extra crushed red pepper flakes. It thick...

This is excellent sauce. I made as directed, except for increasing the sausage by 1/3 and using half bulk and half sliced link for texture - and I used penne pasta because that's what I had. I w...

YUMMMMMM!!! Husband and kids couldn't stop raving or eating! (And let me add that spaghetti is NOT on the list of favorite meals in our house!) I made a few minor revisions based on ingredien...

This is a wonderfully easy, delicious recipe! I followed it pretty closely, except I used turkey sausage to reduce fat and I left out the capers, because I didn't have any. I drained the whole t...

I've made this a few times and it's wonderful and very easy. We like things spicy so I put a bit extra crushed peppers. If you don't like it hot, I'd try some papricka instead of crushed red p...

I followed this recipe exactly, and my husband said it was the best sauce he'd ever had. Thanks sooooooooo much! I love to see that gleam in his eye.

This sauce is excellent. I've tried many homemade versions of sugo and this is great. So easy to make. Why would anyone buy bottled sauce? This is inexpensive to make. Nice and thick, rich tomat...

Great stuff. Kids loved it.

Holy Cow! I loved this!!! Flavors turned out sooo good! Next time will triple the recipe and freeze it! Great over any pasta... sooo much better than store bought!