This Quick and Easy Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Recipe is a versatile meat sauce with so many uses. It makes a quick and flavorful meal as a pasta sauce, or over spaghetti squash, on rustic bread as a sandwich, in a lasagna and so much more!
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Welcome to my favorite pasta sauce recipe. But this Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Recipe is so much more than just a spaghetti sauce. It’s the foundation of so many great recipes – like my Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – or in lasagna, stuffed into zucchini boats, or served over spaghetti squash.
This Easy Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Recipe takes a little longer than my Easy 20 Minute Marinara because it has a few more ingredients, but it is still pretty quick at about thirty minutes to make, so it is suitable for a busy weeknight dinner.
How do you make Sausage Marinara Sauce?
What I love about this hearty marinara sauce is that it is so easy and fast. First you dice the onion and bell pepper and mince some garlic. After that, you just brown the sausage, saute the onions and bell peppers, then add the crushed tomatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes. While that is simmering, you can boil some pasta or microwave a spaghetti squash, and before you know it, dinner is served!
What will you use this Sausage Marinara Sauce for first?
Easy Sausage Marinara Sauce Recipe
In a large saute pan over medium heat, cook sausage until browned. Remove from pan.
Return pan to heat, add the olive oil. When hot, add the onions and bell peppers, season with salt and pepper. Saute until they have released their water and water has evaporated, and they are soft and starting to turn golden.
Add the garlic and oregano, saute for 30 seconds. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, then the sausage. Simmer for at least 20 minutes to let flavors combine.