Jimmy the Saint's Sausage and Pepper Sauce


This is my own recipe for a fairly quick pasta sauce, meaning it doesn't take all day to cook. Use your own judgment when it comes to adding the spices, that's what makes it fun! Great served with angel hair pasta, fresh garlic bread, and Chianti wine.

4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 cloves crushed garlic

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ (12 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch dried sage

  • 1 pinch onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)

  • 1 fluid ounce sweet vermouth

  • 2 anchovy filets

  • 1 (28 ounce) can Italian-style whole peeled tomatoes

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 bay leaf

  • teaspoon fennel seed

  • 1 tablespoon dried chives

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • ¾ pound sweet Italian sausage

  • ¾ pound spicy Italian sausage

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a large saucepan saute garlic, onion, and roasted peppers in 2 tablespoons olive oil until onions turn golden brown. Stir in fresh basil and blend well. Add ground black pepper, ground white pepper, ground red pepper, ground sage, onion powder, ground sage, onion powder, dried parsley, dried oregano, and salt. Stir until well blended. If desired, add MSG. Stir in chopped Italian tomatoes and both cans of tomato paste. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until paste has liquefied.

  2. Once sauce has liquefied, add bay leaf, fennel seed, dried chives, bouillon cube, and ,if desired, anchovy fillets and Vermouth. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  3. In a separate skillet prepare sausage by lightly browning in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Using medium heat, cover and let cook for 15 minutes. At the completion of cooking time, remove sausage from pan, and cut into 1 inch pieces. Add to sauce pot.

  4. Cover sauce and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Stir occasionally and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

938 Calories
75g Fat
35g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 938
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 75g 96%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 3068mg 133%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 48mg 238%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 1425mg 30%

* 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.