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Spicy Sausage Fettuccine with Basil and Parmesan

This spicy sausage fettuccine is a pasta dish full of delicious Italian flavors of marinara sauce, hot Italian sausage, garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Sausage and spices are added to store-bought tomato sauce a semi-homemade shortcut. Perfect for weeknights!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 481
Author Alyssa


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • One-half of an onion, chopped
  • 3 hot Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 - 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb. fettuccine (16 oz)
  • 6-8 basil leaves chopped
  • Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Heat olive oil in a large pan set over medium heat. Once oil is heated, add onion and saute for 4-5 minutes or until it begins to brown. Remove casing from sausages and add sausage to pan with the oil. Break up sausage into smaller pieces. Let sausage cook until it has browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and garlic to pan with the sausage and stir to combine everything. Reduce heat to medium-low and let sauce heat, stirring occasionally.
  • As sauce is heating, bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add a pinch of salt and pasta. Let pasta cook for about 12 minutes, or until it's reached your preferred doneness. Drain pasta and return it to the pot. Pour in sauce and stir to combine. Stir in chopped basil leaves. Serve with Parmesan cheese over top.


Use your favorite tomato sauce! You may wish to increase/decrease the quantity of minced garlic and basil depending on your variety.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 69.5g | Protein: 18.6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4.4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 10.4g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3.6mg