How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce & Sausage Pasta

by Victoria Salter

So we have a ridiculous amount of tomatoes from the garden, and we love spaghetti, so what better way to utilize our spoils than to make some homemade tomato pasta? Here we go:

Supplies

  • Tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 giant cloves of garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • Thai basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Sage
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Sausages (I used 6)
  • Pasta
  • EVOO
  • Marble cheese
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Collect your tomatoes.

    Step 2

    I ended up pureeing 2cups and dicing 2 cups of large tomatoes (4cups total) and added a puréed 1/2 cup of baby romas.

    Step 3

    My food processor. I love that damn thing.

    Step 4

    Puréed tomatoes...

    Step 5

    2 cups puréed!

    Step 6

    2 cups diced tomatoes

    Step 7

    1/2 cup puréed baby romas

    Step 8

    Combine in bowl and set aside

    Step 9

    Take your onion...

    Step 10

    Try not to tear up..

    Step 11

    And dice it

    Step 12

    Amazing organic garlic from the local farmer's market. World of difference from store bought garlic. I used 4 cloves, they're pretty huge. I'm addicted to garlic, could have done with more cloves.

    Step 13

    I find the best way to chop up garlic cloves is to crush them first with the flat of the blade, then dice.

    Step 14

    Combine onion and garlic in a frying pan with some EVOO and brown.

    Step 15

    Thai basil from the garden! I just grabbed a bunch of it and chopped it up

    Step 16

    Put the basil and all my other seasonings in with the onion/garlic combination

    Step 17

    What I used to season the sauce. Added some salt later. For some reason my oregano is not in this picture.

    Step 18

    Chop up some red bell pepper... I just used whatever I had in the fridge. The beauty of spaghetti.

    Step 19

    Chopped up about a cup of broccoli too

    Step 20

    Combined everything in the pan and sautéed everything until well cooked.

    Step 21

    Heated up the tomatoes and brought them to steady simmer for a few mins, then added in all the veg.

    Step 22

    This needs to partially bubble and boil, covered, for quite some time to bring out all the flavours. The water content of the tomatoes made it a bit watery so I ended up adding some corn starch.

    Step 23

    Here's my pasta of choice. I highly recommend gluten free pasta (rice and corn are both excellent) even if you don't have celiac. Way lighter on the digestive system.

    Step 24

    Fry up your sausages. I used mild turkey sausages. YUM! Once they're cooked cut them into thin medallions and add them to the sauce.

    Step 25

    Boil the pasta while the sauce simmers and the sausages cook...

    Step 26

    Shred some cheese

    Step 27

    And voila! Super tasty! tomato sauce with FRESH tomatoes...What a world of difference