Italian Pasta Sauce with Fresh Basil Recipe

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Submitted by chefette44

Makes 6 servings



Edited from a recipe from Food & Wine Magazine

Recipe Ingredients for Italian Pasta Sauce with fresh Basil

14 garlic cloves
12 oz dry white wine
16 oz Turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
1 teaspoon ground fennel
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
1 stalk,+large+11"-12"+long celery rib
28 ounce Tomatoes
14 ounce Tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Recipe Directions for Italian Pasta Sauce with fresh Basil

  1. In a blender, puree the garlic with 1/3 cup of the white wine. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Add the sausage, fennel, black pepper and crushed red pepper and knead lightly to combine. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the sausage mixture and cook over high heat, breaking up lumps with a spoon, until lightly browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the remaining 1 cup of wine and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until nearly evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and their juices to the pan and season lightly with salt. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to about 5 cups, about 40 minutes.

  3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti until just al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss with the grated cheese, basil and parsley. Add the reserved cooking water and toss the pasta over moderately high heat, until nicely coated, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

  4. Make Ahead: The pasta sauce can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Cook spaghetti as desired (I figure about 45 gram per person)

Categories

Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 390.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
351
Calories from Fat
165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.3g
28%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Sodium
1096mg
46%
Potassium
194mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
17.0g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
19.5g
Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 23% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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