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Family Favorite Pasta Sauce for Two Recipe

Family Favorite Pasta Sauce for Two Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Italian tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Dash coarsely ground pepper
  • Hot cooked pasta of your choice

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, parsley, brown sugar, vinegar and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until flavors are blended. Serve with pasta. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without pasta) equals 187 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 950 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.