Tomato Sauce with Sausage
This classic sauce is perfect to take to a potluck; it can feed a crowd with minimal cost and effort.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 15
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 onions, diced
2 carrots, diced
5 cloves garlic, diced
2 pounds Italian chicken or turkey sausages, sliced
56 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
30 ounces canned diced tomatoes
3 ounces tomato paste
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
¼ cup minced fresh basil
¼ cup minced Italian parsley
Heat the oil in a nonstick pan. Sauté the onions, carrots, garlic, and sausage until the onion is translucent and soft. Drain off any excess fat.
Place the tomatoes and tomato paste into a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker. Stir in the red pepper flakes and basil. Add the sausage mixture. Cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in the parsley. Serve immediately.
PER SERVING Calories: 170 | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 570mg | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 14g