Sunday Sauce with Sausage

Sunday Sauce with Sausage (Serves 8)

Italians have so many ways of making their Sunday sauce. I happen to make sauce in many different ways depending on how crazy life gets. Sometimes Sundays can be busy and I can’t always make meatballs. So, instead I make this Sunday sauce with sausage. It’s easy and delicious and it gives you all the feels of an Italian Sunday dinner in less time.


½ Cup Olive Oil

4 Whole Garlic Cloves

5 Cheese & Parsley Sausages (about 1 ¼ lbs.)

3 Hot Sausages (about ¾ lbs)

¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes

4 (28oz) Cans of Whole Tomatoes

1 1/2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

½ Cup Fresh Basil, Chopped

1 End of Your Pecorino Cheese Block (See my Pecorino Romano Cheese Hack-Chapter 1)

1 ½ lb. Pasta of Choice

Heat the olive oil on low in your sauce pot. Add in the garlic cloves on low heat. Cook the garlic until it softens. Remove from the pot and mash with a fork. Raise the heat to low/medium and add in your sausages. Brown your sausages for about 6 minutes on each side. While the sausage is cooking, put the tomatoes in a bowl and mash with your hands. Remove the sausage from the pot, put on a plate and set aside.  Lower the flame and add the mashed up garlic and red pepper flakes to the oil. Add in your tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for a few minutes and add in the basil and your Pecorino Romano cheese end. Simmer for 5 minutes and add back the sausage and it’s juices from the plate. Cook for about 35 minutes on low.

In the meantime, boil your pasta water. Add in your pasta and cook. Drain your pasta and add in the sauce. Serve. 

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