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    Real Simple's Marinara Sauce With Sausage and Ricotta

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    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Sophaholic's Note:

    Very easy and tasty basic recipe. I used two cans of tomatoes, minced garlic (in a jar) turkey sausage and low fat ricotta cheese to lighten and simplify the dish. You can use one can of tomatoes, but I like my sauce to have an abundance of tomatoes.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add the garlic and cook until golden, but not browned, about 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Add the tomatoes and their juices, red pepper oregano, salt and sugar.
    4. 4
      Add other spices to taste.
    5. 5
      Bring to a boil.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer(crushing to tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon if using whole tomatoes) until the sauce thickens slightly, about 20 minutes, then remove from heat.
    7. 7
      While the sauce simmers, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook 1 pound of sausage until no trace of pink remains.
    8. 8
      Add the sausage to the sauce.
    9. 9
      Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
    10. 10
      Drain and divide among individual plates. Spoon the sauce over the top.
    11. 11
      Top each sauce with 1/4 cup ricotta.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 31, 2006


    • on October 16, 2006


      Wasn't bad, but I expected the sausage to be the star and we barely noticed it! I even used a little more than called for... Next time I would bump up the spices and the sausage quantity. Not bad, but just not remarkable. If I try this again, I'll re-review, Sophaholic.

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    Nutritional Facts for Real Simple's Marinara Sauce With Sausage and Ricotta

    Serving Size: 1 (701 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 743.9
    Calories from Fat 173
    Total Fat 19.2 g
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    Cholesterol 60.1 mg
    Sodium 1661.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 108.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
    Sugars 17.2 g
    Protein 35.7 g

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