Spaghetti Sauce With Italian Sausage

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I've had this recipe for years. It's the best spaghetti sauce I've found. The key is the Burgundy wine and a good Italian sausage.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start browning Italian sausage in large (11 quart) stockpot, breaking it up as it cooks.
  2. When still slightly pink, add onions, parsley, peppers, mushrooms & garlic. Cook until sausage is done. Add spices, mix and cook another couple minutes, then add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste & Burgundy wine.
  3. Bring to just boiling, reduce heat. Cover and let simmer a minimum of 3 hours - longer is better. Stir occasionally.
  4. Serve over your favorite pasta.
Most Helpful

This was delicious! I scaled the recipe back a bit because I was only cooking for four. We still had plenty of left overs, though! I used about 1 1/4 lb. Italian turkey sausage, 1 med. onion, 1 green bell pepper, 2 lg. garlic cloves, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste and I still used a large can of sauce. I adjusted all of the seasonings to my taste. I also didn't have any mushrooms or wine, so those were out. I did add some balsamic vinegar which can be substituted for the wine, though. I just used a couple tablespoons. I have to say, this sauce was incredibly delicious. Also, I used my food processor to chop up all the veggies and get them really small. This helped them to really melt into the sauce. Thanks Debi!

neona503 February 05, 2009