Spaghetti with Tomato and Sausage Sauce


The longer you cook the sauce, the better it tastes!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
16 servings


  • 1 pound beef sausage

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice

  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup Burgundy wine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 pounds spaghetti


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook sausage for 30 minutes. Cut into bite sized pieces, and set aside.

  2. In a Dutch oven, saute onion and mushrooms in olive oil until tender. Remove with slotted spoon, and set aside. Stir into Dutch oven: tomato paste, tomato juice, Italian tomatoes, and wine. Stir until smooth. Mix in oregano, basil, parsley, garlic, garlic salt, and sugar. Return sausage and onion and mushroom saute to sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 3 hours. Cover pot if sauce becomes too thick.

  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
12g Fat
61g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 1428mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 741mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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