Smoky Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti is one of the easiest things for me to make at work because I don’t have to babysit it. This is a rich, delicious sauce with some kick to it.

Smoky Italian Spaghetti Sauce

This fed 8 people, and they each had 2 servings! I still have almost a 1/2 a pot of sauce left.


  • 1 box of pasta (I used angel hair and then another gluten free in a different pan)
  • 2-3 pounds of fresh, loose (bulk-not in casing) Mild Hot Sausage
  • 1.5 pounds of Smoked Italian Sausage
  • 1 can of Hunt’s tomato sauce (the 6 pound 9 ounce huge one)
  • 1/4 cup of sriracha (omit if you don’t like it too spicy)
  • 1 tsp paprika (not necessary…I add it to literally everything)
  • 1 tsp of fresh, chopped garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 stick of butter


Brown your Mild Hot Sausage until there is little to no pink. Set aside to drain.

Cut your Smoked Italian Sausage (I cut it in half, and then cut it into little chunks). Brown for 5 minutes. Set aside to drain.

Peel your onion, but leave it whole. Add all your ingredients to a large pot. Cook on medium high (covered) for one hour stirring occasionally.

After 1 hour, remove the onion (I throw it away), and boil your pasta as the directions recommend.

That’s it! Serve and enjoy!

It’s easy, it tastes awesome, and it feeds a bunch of people.

*If you’re feeding less people, just scale everything way down.

**You won’t need to add any salt or pepper. The sausage adds all the flavor you need.

***I leave my pasta and sauce in separate containers because I usually have leftover sauce.

2 thoughts on “Smoky Italian Spaghetti Sauce

  1. I appreciate the bulk recipe! I’m surprised that you only use 1 tsp of chopped garlic for this batch. I love the idea of the smoked italian sausage!


    1. Thanks! I’m always cooking for a crowd. I might have used more than a teaspoon. I’m not an exact measurer! I tried not to use too many added spices because the sausage has a ton of flavor on its own.


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