Now your ingredient list is rather extensive, so I hope you're ready.
Okay, here's what you'll need:
- 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (our fave is Prego)
- Sweet Italian sausage, casings removed (I like to use the turkey variety and usually for this size recipe I cook 5 links, but I snitched a couple for another recipe, so I only have 3 this time around)
- Spaghetti, enough to suit the amount of sauce you plan to make (since mine is a 23.5 oz. jar, I'll cook 12-14 oz of noodles).
So, first you want to put on a big old pot of water, add some salt, and get that to boiling for your noodles.
Drain off any fat. Now add the sauce, stir, cover and simmer until heated through. Trust me on this one, a cover is a good thing. Nothing worse than sauce spattering all over the counter from an unexpected bubble bursting.
Cook your pasta according to package directions. Here's a tip. Lay a wooden spoon over the top of your boiling pot and it will not boil over. Love that!
Portion pasta into bowls or plates, then top with sauce. A meal in less than 30 minutes. Now if you want to get fancy, throw in a side salad and some garlic bread. Now that's some good eatin'.
The secret here is the sweet Italian sausage. It takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.
When the meal is over, hubby tosses any remaining sauce and noodles together, tucks it in the fridge, and patiently awaits lunch the next day. Gotta love a man who loves leftovers.
Now if only we could teach the boys.