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Spaghetti with Italian Turkey Sausage

by Erika Nicole Kendall

8  ounces  hot Italian turkey sausage links
8  ounces  uncooked spaghetti
1  (28-ounce) jar no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained
2  tablespoons  olive oil
1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
5  garlic cloves, minced
1/2  teaspoon  sugar
1/2  teaspoon  kosher salt
1/4  cup  torn fresh basil
1/2  cup  (2 ounces) shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Preheat broiler.

Arrange sausage on a small baking sheet. Broil sausage 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pan from oven (do not turn broiler off). Cut sausage into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Broil sausage slices 2 minutes or until browned.

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

Place tomatoes in a food processor; process until almost smooth. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper and minced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, and salt; cook 4 minutes or until slightly thick. Add sausage and cooked pasta to pan; toss well. Top with fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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5 comments

manda November 30, 2010 - 3:40 PM

Without sounding incredibly uneducated about the kitchen, where exactly is the broiler? Can you just broil in the oven, or do you need to use the broiler?

Erika November 30, 2010 - 4:06 PM

It’s ok, mama! We all have to learn sometime! You can “broil” in the oven, you just turn the heat up to around 500 and place the food as close to the heat source as possible.

Some ovens have a separate broiler, and some ovens have a broil setting. You’ll have to do a little digging to find out if you have those settings. They’ll help you out a ton. 🙂

Nicole December 1, 2010 - 10:24 PM

This looks good. I have been slowly giving up meat, and trying not to replace it with packaged meatless products. I really don’t want to fall into that cycle. My aim is to replace the meat with more veggies. I am just not sure how to enjoy spaghetti without the meat.

Mika May 29, 2013 - 3:57 PM

@ Nicole that’s why im going vegetarian & not vegan eliminate red meats but still eat foods like turkey chicken & seafood.

Erika Nicole Kendall May 30, 2013 - 12:48 AM

That’s a special kind of “arianism,” but “vegetarianism,” it is not. Check here for more specifics.

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