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    Italian Sausage & Pasta

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    Maine-iac's Note:

    A light and very delicious meal for any time of year. The balsamic vinegar and red wine make give the recipe a special taste!

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    1. 1
      Cut each sausage link in 4 pieces.
    2. 2
      Place in microwave dish, sprinkle liberally with caraway seed, and cover.
    3. 3
      Microwave on high 5 minutes, stir, and continue to cook until sausage is cooked through.
    4. 4
      Drain liquid from sausage and set aside.
    5. 5
      In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil, and sauté onion and garlic until tender.
    6. 6
      Add canned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and wine.
    7. 7
      Add spices, stir, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add sausage, stir well, cover, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    9. 9
      Serve with your favorite pasta, top with Parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 27, 2002


      All enjoyed this tonight. It had a rich and full flavor. I used bulk It. sausage and 28 ounces of tomatoes. Thank you Art for this wonderful recipe. It's a winner.

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    • on August 19, 2013

      Tried this last night and my husband and I both enjoyed it very much. I was pleasantly surprised at the additional sweetness the caraway seeds seemed to make. One question, though: After stirring the microwaved sausages (after the first 5 minutes), the recipe just says "cook until done." How long is that supposed to be? I was concerned about microwaving them too long. I did about a minute, and that seemed to work, but could have used some specifics there!

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    • on August 08, 2013


      This made for a great meal. I used hot Italian sausages (stovetop cooked) over penne pasta. I doubled the recipe, using 2 cans of diced tomatoes (1 regular & the other fire roasted tomatoes with garlic), I felt as though the balsamic vinegar really helped create the depth of flavor this meal had. My daughter found it to be a little too spicy (guess I should have used regular Italian sausage). My family enjoyed this , but despite the fact that it was so easy to pull together, I don't think it is something we would have a "taste" for on a regular basis (if that makes any sense). Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Sausage & Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (205 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 513.9
    Calories from Fat 340
    Total Fat 37.8 g
    Saturated Fat 11.9 g
    Cholesterol 64.6 mg
    Sodium 1376.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 22.5 g

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    chopped tomatoes

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