Italian Sausage & Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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.

Charlotte J April 27, 2002

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!

Pstar14 August 19, 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!

Jug O'Mud August 08, 2013