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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Spaghetti with Home-Made Sausages & Basil Tomato Sauce

Today it was that kind of a day when my pantry was almost empty & for this reason I didn't feel like cooking. I love veggies and generally meat is barely there as side dish :) Therefore, without vegetables I didn't have too many options.

It's surprising how half a packet of pasta, a can of tomatoes and two home-made sausages (c) by my mother can get you out of the woods.

So if in doubt, cook Italian. You will never go wrong :)

Spaghetti with Home-Made Sausages and Basil Tomato Sauce

Type of cuisine: Italian/Low fat

So hungry! No time for food styling.


half a packet of pasta (spaghetti)

two home-made sausages (I love you, mum) 

For the tomato sauce you will need

a can of tomatoes

basil & rosemary

4 cloves of garlic

a pinch of salt

a pinch of brown sugar

1/4 cup of warm water


Boil the pasta. Simmer the sausages. My mother's sausages aren't supposed to be fried. They are made of beef and packed with herbs. They are amazing! I wish I could make them myself and post them on the blog :)

To make the tomato sauce, fry the garlic in olive oil and add the can of tomatoes & the water. Add the sugar and season with salt. Sprinkle the chopped rosemary and the basil, if they are fresh, all the better.  Let it simmer for around 20 minutes. 

Slice the two sausages and finally set up the dish: the pasta, the sausages and the tomato sauce. Delicious. 

Pasta with tomato sauce is a staple in my kitchen and one of my favourite pasta dishes. Goes well with garlic bread, Parmesan cheese and red wine. For dinner. :) 


  1. That dish looks amazing - and I know what you mean about sometimes needed to take a quick picture so you can dig in!

  2. thank you :) I use my husband's iphone for instagram. The ID is watersmj. Love xx

  3. I cant think of a more satisfying meal than this one with a good glass of wine!

  4. images are awesome i think taste also be delicious , Regards. upma recipe