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The 12 Days of Sausage – Tomato Sauce with Isernio’s Italian Sausage

12 days of sausageWe have another winner in our 12 Days of Sausage giveaway!  Barbara M. of Kirkland, WA wins a box of FREE chicken sausage rolls delivered right to her door!  Congrats Barbara!  Below is her recipe for tomato sauce with sausage – it looks delicious and easy.  What could be better?

And there is STILL time for you to enter your favorite recipe using our sausage.  Just email it to us at info@isernio.com.  We’ll be drawing another winner tomorrow, Thursday and Friday!




Tomato Sauce with Medium Hot Isernio’s Italian Sausage

  • 6 Oz. Rotini Pasta
  • 4 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 4 Whole garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 Cup onions finely chopped
  • 2 – 28 oz can peeled tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan Reggiano
  • 1 lb Medium Hot Isernios Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine

Prepare Sauce

  • Heat oil in skillet, cook garlic until browned, add onions.
  • Reduce heat to simmer.  Cook onions until soft, about 10 minutes.  Add thyme.
  • Puree tomatoes in food processor until smooth.  Add tomatoes to onion mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, add the basil and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Add salt as needed and freshly ground black pepper

Prepare Pasta

  • Cook pasta in boiling water per instructions. Drain well.  Add olive oil to prevent pasta from sticking together.

Prepare Sauce

  • Remove sausage from casings.  Cook sausage in a little olive oil until the sausage is browned.
  • Add 1/2 cup red wine and cook until almost evaporated.  Add the sauce to sausage mixture. Now add the sauce to the cooked pasta.  Garnish with Parmigiano Reggiano.

Makes a great dinner with a salad and garlic bread.

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