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Spaghetti with Plum Tomato-Sausage Sauce recipe

A quick and simple sauce cooked in under30 minutes with the herb seasonings going in last to ensure theirinfusion of maximum flavor. Adding fresh herbs earlier duringcooking will result in the loss of their intense flavor. If atall possible, try to use imported Italian canned plum tomatoesfor best results.

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Recipe: Spaghetti with PlumTomato-Sausage Sauce

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 pounds bulk sweet or spicy Italian sausage*
2 to 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
4 (14-ounce) cans plum (Roma) tomatoes, hand crushed, hard coresremoved
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
6 to 8 large fresh basil leaves, torn
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 (16-ounce) package premium spaghetti pasta
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for accompaniment (optional)

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepanover medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook until just translucent,about 3 minutes. Stir in the sausage meat and garlic. Cook untilnicely browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off excess fat.
  • Add wine and mix well. Increase the heat,and bring to a boil. Boil until liquid has reduced slightly,about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and the salt. Returnto a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until saucehas thickened slightly, about 20 minutes. Stir in basil and oregano.Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.
  • While sauce is simmering, cook the spaghettiaccording to package directions. Drain.
  • Return drained spaghetti to the pot, andplace over medium-high heat. Stir in about 1/2 cup of the sauce,and gently toss together for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • Ladle sauce over the top of individualservings of the pasta and garnish with freshly grated Parmesancheese, if desired

    Makes 8 servings.

    *Or about 6 links, casings removed andcrumbled.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8of recipe): 435.7 calories; 24% calories from fat; 11.7g totalfat; 25.5mg cholesterol; 980.5mg sodium; 683.1mg potassium; 53.4gcarbohydrates; 3.3g fiber; 5.5g sugar; 50.1g net carbs; 22.7gprotein.

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