Spaghetti with Sausage & Simple Tomato Sauce

Another winner from Cooking Light! Man, this subscription is really proving to be a worthwhile investment. This recipe is from the April 2010 issue. It's actually the cover recipe & it is DELICIOUS. The spice factor is perfection. Highly recommend this recipe.

Spaghetti with Sausage & Simple Tomato Sauce
Adapted from Cooking Light

Makes 4 Servings

8 ounces sweet Italian sausage links
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup torn fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Arrange sausage on broiler pan. Broil sausage 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pan from oven (do not turn broiler off). Cut sausage into 1/4" thick slices & broil 2 more minutes or until browned.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

4. Place tomatoes in a food processor; process until almost smooth. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper & minced garlic; saute 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, & salt; cook 4 minutes or until slightly thick. Add sausage & cooked pasta to pan; toss well. Top with fresh basil & shredded parmesan cheese.

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