Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes Recipe

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I reach for this recipe whenever I crave spaghetti sauce but don't have the time to make my usual recipe.—Michelle Dommel, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) pasta, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 525 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 683mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook sausage until browned; drain. Add tomatoes and basil. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Serve immediately over pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes in Country Woman July/August 1996, p35

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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