No ImageEASY Italian Sausage Spaghetti

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  1. Dana Blanchard

    i thought this was outstanding! Easy to make, limited ingredients and full of flavor. I have always used ground beef for sauce and decided to try the mild and hot sausage. I was very pleased with this recipe and how tasty it was. I added mushrooms and fresh basil and simmered about 30 minutes. I cook all the time, consider myself a pretty good cook and i hardly ever right a review for a recipe. Will definitely make this again.


  2. Nancy

    After I put the onions and garlic back in so I simmer the sauce for 35 mins? Or just as long as it takes to cook the pasta.

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Nancy, good question! I’ve clarified in the recipe. You make the sauce and cook the spaghetti at the same time. The sauce should be done in the time it takes to heat the water and cook the spaghetti. Once you add the tomato to the sausage and onions, all you have to do it heat it. You can simmer it a little if you need to wait for the spaghetti to finish cooking.

  3. Kristina

    Great, simple recipe! I added some oregano, red pepper flakes, and parsley and it was really tasty!

  4. Hailey

    My only comment is that the sauce is a bit runny but delicious nonetheless!

  5. Beth

    Love this recipe! I am living in Italy, learning the language and learning how to cook all over again. This website has been an incredible resource for me. Following then then NOT following this recipe has taught me a lot. Following this recipe exactly as written has resulted in the authentic ragu taste that I have such an appreciation for here! Thank you Elise!

    • Elise Bauer

      Thanks Beth, I’m so glad you like the site and the recipe!

  6. Laura

    So tasty!!! I loved it and I was so proud of myself for making a sauce with so much flavor. Thank you for making me look like a rock star!!

  7. Kelly

    This was so good! The best sausage spaghetti I have had. I only made one change. I added some sliced mushrooms.

  8. Sherronett Clarke


    Another hit recipe! There can never be too much spaghetti in my house! Never thought of mixing the sweet Italian with hot and spicy Italian sausage. Love it! One suggestion I have is to add diced celery. Sounds weird but it’s from a family recipe. It gives a great flavor and a crunch most people like. I hope you give it a try.

    Sherronett C.

  9. pam

    Hi, Elise,

    this has become a staple!
    tonight i added mushroom. also goes quite well.


  10. pam

    so yummy & simple

    i used ground meat + italian sausage spice & gluten free pasta.
    i added some basil at the end

    (i have never had a failure using your recipe :-))


    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Pam, I’m so glad you liked it! We have this spaghetti at least once a month.

  11. gina

    I made this and used twice as much onions as called for. Added a little extra garlic on top. Tasted wonderful. The next time I make it, I’m going to try a different type of sausage

  12. Fennel

    Commercial sausage doesn’t have enough fennel for my taste. I always crush whole fennel seeds and add them to Italian sausage.

  13. Jules

    Made recipe as directed. This was excellent, and so simple! We will definitely be enjoying this one again and again. Thank you, Elise!

  14. Rob

    I prefer to control the spiciness of my sauce and like to vary the spice level. For this reason, I always buy sweet Italian sausage and add crushed red peppers according to whom I’m serving, very little if young children or older people are eating and definitely more if it’s just the adults in my household.

  15. Gopaljee Ananda

    Wow ! Really simple my wife says its very easy way of making spaghetti sauce.


  16. Mary Frances

    What a delicious and simple to prepare meal! Would be fun to throw some seasonal veggies in too!

    • LaTrice

      That sounds good. I was thinking of a green salad, and some garlic bread to round out the meal. :-)

  17. Sandy S

    Wow, so easy and so good! This is a real boon to dinner time quickies. I used a large can of crushed tomatoes and was very happy with the sauce texture and flavor. I also used ‘sliced’ spiced turkey sausage, because it did not want to crumble, and found that was no problem. May swap out the spaghetti for steamed shredded zucchini next time, just to see what that tastes like. All and all, this is a real eye opener into how keeping it simple, can really work!


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