Monday, May 7, 2012

Pasta with Italian Sausage Sauce

I've been making this quite a lot nowadays and I decided to include this recipe here. It really is delicious and easy to make. My family really likes it, and just the thing to whip when you have idea what to make for dinner. You have to try this! Serves 6.

1 pound box pasta of your choice (I used Mostaccioli)
1 pound Mild or Medium Italian Sausage
2 8-oz cans Tomato Sauce
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 4-oz cans mushrooms
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less, depending on your taste)
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (more or less, however much you wish)
1 tsp paprika

Prepare past according to box instructions. Set aside.

Spray a pan with nonstick spray, and saute together the onion, garlic and drained mushrooms for about 3 minutes. Add the Italian Sausage and saute for about 8-10 minutes. Add the basil, oregano and sugar, and mix thoroughly. Sugar will carmelize slightly. Pour in the tomato sauce and mix. Let simmer for about 5-10 minutes.

Add the pasta into the pot of sauce and stir in well. Spray an ovenproof dish with nonstick spray. Transfer the pasta and sauce into the dish and top with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Stick it into a preheated 400F oven for about 15-20 minutes. When done, sprinkle the paprika on top of the cheese.

Fresh Out of the Oven!

12 points per serving. Filling and satisfying! Have a good dinner!

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