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Semi-Homemade Italian Sausage Pasta

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Why I Love This Recipe

I went down to Greenville with the boyfriend a few weeks ago to visit a really good friend of mine from high school. She was working and allowed me to have free reign of her apartment's kitchen until she got home, which was a huge mistake. Pretending to be the culinary genius I really wish that I was, I decided that instead of some icky jar pasta sauce, I would make my own. It turned out really well, and I think I`ll make it again some day.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb. Mild Italian Sausage
2 Cloves Garlic
1/3 Onion
1 28oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 Fresh basil leaves, diced
1 lb pasta (mini-penne)
Grated Parmesan Cheese


1. Slit the casing of the sausage and crumble into your pan over medium heat until brown. Add onions, garlic and basil.

2. Add tomatoes, seasoning.

3. Let the sauce simmer for about 15-20 minutes (perfect amount of time to cook your bread and make your pasta)

4. Cook the penne. Make sure you salt the water before placing the noodles in.

5. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

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