I have for you today a family pleasing dinner. A very easy sauce to make that was so fresh and flavorful. The addition of sliced sausage, fresh basil and parmesan cheese makes this a delicious spaghetti dish.
This recipe is featured on the recent edition (April 2010) of Cooking Light's magazine cover. I doubled the recipe and I had about 3 cups of sauce left over that I froze for another meal. The leftover sauce will be perfect to use for a quick weeknight meal over some penne pasta, for example. Or it would be a great sauce to use for a baked ziti. I will definitely be making this spaghetti again.
Note: When I doubled the recipe, I also doubled the red pepper flakes to 1 tsp. The sauce is on the spicy side which we like but if you don't like spicy food then I would reduce the amount of red pepper flakes you use.
Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: This recipe calls for Hot Italian Turkey sausage. That is my first choice when I buy Italian sausage because it is a leaner choice. Unfortunately, my grocery store didn't have Italian Turkey sausage in stock so I did make this recipe using Hot Italian Pork sausage. Feel free to use whichever type of Italian sausage you prefer.