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Pasta with Hot Sausage Sauce

Prep:
50 m
Cook:
1 h 0 m
Ready in:
1 h 50 m
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A filling pasta meal with a thick, meaty sauce and a little kick!
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INGREDIENTS
Servings: 8
Hot Italian sausage
1 lb., casings removed
Red onion
2/3 cup, small chopped
Garlic
3 cloves, minced
Capers
1 tbsp., minced
Whole peeled tomatoes
1 28-oz can, mashed, liquid reserved
Crushed tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz) can
Tomato sauce -1 8-oz can
Red wine
1.2 cup
Dried basil
1 tsp.
Dried parsley
1 tsp.
Dried oregano
½ tsp.
Crushed red pepper
¼ tsp.
Ground black pepper
¼ tsp.
Salt
to taste
Uncooked ziti pasta
1 package (16 oz.)
Pecorino Romano cheese
½ cup, grated
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cook sausage, mashing it with a wooden spatula, in a non-stick skillet until no longer pink.
  2. Add red onions, capers, and garlic, mix to combine. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add red wine, both kinds of tomatoes plus tomato sauce.
  4. Season with all herbs, spices, and salt; bring to a boil. Let simmer over low heat for about 40 minutes until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, cook ziti according to package directions until al dente.
  6. Ladle sauce over plates of pasta, sprinkle with Pecorino Romano, and serve.
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