Smoked Sausage Fra Diavolo
Smoked sausage fra diavolo is a pasta dish with a homemade tomato sauce with a kick! This spicy favorite is served with spaghetti, smoked sausage, and fresh herbs for a new twist on a classic pasta.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
- 3 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil, divided
- 13 oz smoked sausage, cut into slices approx. 1/4" thin
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 3/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 lb spaghetti (16 oz)
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Add 1 tsp of olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add smoked sausage slices in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until bottom sides are browned. Flip and cook the other sides until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside, placing onto a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat this process until all of the sausage is cooked. (I browned it all in two batches, so I used 2 tsp of olive oil for this part of the recipe).
Once last batch of sausage is removed from the skillet, increase heat to medium-high heat and add 3 tbsp olive oil to skillet, along with the minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir around and let the garlic and pepper cook for a minute or so and become fragrant.
Add crushed tomatoes, wine, oregano, and salt, and stir. Let tomato mixture come to a simmer, stirring every once in a while, until the sauce has thickened a bit. This will take around 15-18 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of water to a boil and add spaghetti. Cook according to package directions (for me this was 10 minutes or so). Once finished cooking, drain and add spaghetti to the skillet with the sauce (see note).
Along with the cooked spaghetti, add browned smoked sausage, parsley, and basil and stir so that the sauce coats the spaghetti and sausage evenly.
If your skillet may be too small to comfortably add the pasta/sausage/herbs and toss to combine, feel free to add the drained pasta back into the pasta pot and add the sauce/sausage/herbs in there.
Nutritional info is an estimate assuming the usage of turkey smoked sausage, but nonetheless will differ depending on what kind/what brand of sausage you use.
Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.1g | Protein: 16.7g | Fat: 11.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 8.5g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg