Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage

Homemade spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage is, hands down, my favorite dish.  Like, ever. I like to make a big batch and freeze some for later!

Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage
Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage

Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage


6 cups chopped tomatoes (4 pounds)

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp dried Italian seasoning

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

2 bay leaves

1 pound Italian sausage, sweet or hot, uncooked


Put all ingredients, including sausage in a large pot and bring to simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour until the internal temperature of the sausage reaches 165͑͒.

Remove sausage and cut into slices. Remove bay leaves. If desired, the sauce can be processed in batches with a blender or food processor until smooth. Return sausage to the sauce and serve with your favorite pasta or spaghetti squash.


12 servings, 165 calories per serving


Hack: Put serving-sized leftovers portions in sealable freezer bags or containers leftovers and freeze for future use.

Hack:  If you have leftover tomatoes and no time to make the sauce, simply puree them in the blender and freeze the fresh puree in sealed freezer bags or containers to cook with at a later date.

Suggestion:  Substitute these meatballs in place of the sausage!


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12 Replies to “Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage”

  1. This is a great recipe and nothing makes better spaghetti sauce than the addition of sausage; beautifully presented and easy to execute, much appreciated.

    I enjoyed this presentation and viewed your other works as well, particularly enjoying your piece on how to make the best use of leftovers.  Anything we do that reduces our carbon footprint is valuable and many will benefit from your ideas presented there as well.

    Wishing you all the best in your endeavors.  Kind regards, MH

    1. Thank you for your comments and I’m glad that you enjoyed the articles.  Being mindful of what we eat can have an incredible impact in our lives and in our world!  Thanks for reading!

  2. Hi Cynthia, wonderful post you have there! My mouth is watery from reading this alone, I’d love to have a taste. I’m a bachelor so cooking has become my thing, thanks for dropping the ingredients and the recipe, I’ll proceed to prepare this now and come back with feedback. Thank you

    1. It’s nice to hear that you’ve decided to take up cooking and I find (for myself, anyway) that it can be therapeutic.  I look forward to your feedback! 

  3. Hello Dear, a big thanks to you for sharing this educating article on spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage. I love food a lot I don’t joke with it, interestingly spaghetti is one of my favorite. I have basically tried out different method and styles in preparing spaghetti. Anyways this recipe  spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage is really cool and delicious.

    1. I must confess, Sheddy, that pasta with red sauce is one of my favorites things.  I have also tried many versions of sauce and this is the one I like best.  Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I appreciate your comments.  I love to cook and I’m happy to share with others so I’m always pleased when I know it’s helped!

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  6. Wow…from the preview showing the ingredients and steps in the preparing the spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage it looks yummy already and I really cant wait to go try out it out…I must say that the Italians have quite a taste for good meals and sausages… I defitely would love to try it out…
    Thanks forr the details steps in preparing it..

    1. I love Italian food…they certainly know what they’re doing!   Thank you for your comments and please let me know how you like it.

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