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Category: Italian Sausage, Meat
Servings: 4 - 6
Total time: 35 min
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!


- 1 recipe Simple Homemade Italian Sausage or 2 pounds of your favorite sausage

- 1 28 ounce can pureed tomatoes

- 4 medium cloves garlic, peeled and minced

- 1/2 medium onion, peeled and minced

- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 2 bay leaves

- 2/3 cup water

- 1/4 + 1/3 cup white wine, divided

- Salt and pepper

* If you would like a spicy sauce, add cayenne pepper or red chili flakes to suit your own taste.


1.  In a sauce pan add olive oil, garlic and onion and cook over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes or just until the garlic begins to sizzle. Add the prepared sausages and the bay leaves to the pan along with 1/4 cup white wine.

2.  Simmer the sausages until the liquid evaporates from the pan, and then brown the sausages on all sides - approximately 8 - 10 minutes.




3.  Once the sausages have browned, add pureed tomatoes, water and 1/3 cup of white wine. Stir well, cover and let simmer for 15 - 20 minutes.

4.  Uncover and taste sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer approximately 8 more minutes, uncovered, or until the sauce has reduced by 1/3 to 1/2.

5.  Remove from heat and serve.


Reducing the sauce by 1/3 will give you a thinner, lighter sauce. Reducing the sauce by 1/2 will give you a thicker sauce.