Italian Sausage, Garlic and Basil Pasta Gravy

I don’t normally buy sauce in a jar just because I can make it better and it is more affordable if it is homemade as well.

Add a caesar salad to go with your pasta and you have an awesome dinner!

Italian Sausage, Garlic and Basil Pasta Gravy

Italian Sausage, Garlic and Basil Pasta Gravy

30 oz tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
8 oz mushrooms
1 lb Italian sausage, sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp dried basil
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt

Heat a deep skillet or medium heavy bottomed sauce pot over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon, 1 turn of the pan, extra-virgin olive oil to pan or pot. Brown sausages 2 minutes on each side, transfer to cutting board. Slice. Add back to pot with garlic, mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil and salt. Bring sauce to a bubble, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer sauce until ready to serve over your favorite pasta.

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