I have to say the Cooking Light April 2010 issue is really awesome. There are so many recipes in it that I am planning to make….and have made! My blogging friend Jamie and fellow Cooking LightVirtual Supper Club buddy made this earlier this week. When she said it was a “family pleasing dinner”, I knew I would definitely be making it!
Like Jamie, I did not find turkey sausage (why is that so hard to find anymore?) but I did find the Al Fresco Italian Chicken Sausage – which is actually much better than turkey sausage in my opinion! I also did not have whole tomatoes but did have crushed tomatoes….these worked just as well!
This was a quick, easy, and very yummy meal to sit on our Friday night table after a rough day (and yes, Friday afternoon turned out to be a very rough day for me!).
Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce adapted from Cooking Light
8 ounces hot Italian turkey (or Chicken) 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 salt
1/4 cup torn fresh basil
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Slice sausages and cook in small amount of oil in a hot skillet until done. Set aside and keep warm.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Place tomatoes in a food processor and process until almost smooth. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add crushed red pepper and minced garlic; saute 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.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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