Spaghetti with Italian Sausage
Sorry, I didn’t take a picture of dinner last night. Â I really didn’t think it would go over as well as it did. Â Both boys said several times that it was great. Â They love spaghetti and meatballs and I was looking for a quicker alternative to mixing, rolling, and baking the meatballs. Â I thought I’d give sausage a try.
I started with a pound of sweet italian sausage from Trader Joe’s. Â The links were kind of big, so I cut them in half. Â I tossed them in a sauce pan and browned them in a little olive oil over medium heat. Â After 5 minutes or so, I added a jar of spaghetti sauce (Trader Joe’s Organic Marinara sauce) and a sprinkling of dried oregano and basil and brought that to a simmer. Â I let that bubble until the sausage was cooked through, maybe 12 minutes. Â That gave me time to boil the pasta and get a vegetable medley together. Â Easy, inexpensive, does it get any better?