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Spaghetti with Hot Peppers & Sausage

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins


  • Large Sauce Pan
  • Sauce Pan
  • Food Processor


  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles cook per instructions on box
  • 1 pound cooked hot sausage drained of fat
  • 1 28 oz canned San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes
  • 5 hot banana peppers chopped and deseeded
  • 8 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut in half
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp parmigiana reggiano grated
  • salt
  • pepper


  • In a large saucepan add the olive oil and garlic. Saute over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic is golden brown. Add in the canned tomatoes and carrot.
  • Lower the heat to low and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes. While the sauce is simmering break up the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • After the sauce simmers remove the carrot pieces. Blend the sauce with an emulsion blender or food processor until well blended. If you prefer, a more chunky sauce you can skip this step.
  • Add sauce back to pan and add in the hot diced banana peppers. Cook until peppers are tender or around 15 minutes.
  • Add the butter, cooked spaghetti noodles and sausage to the sauce. Season with salt and pepper and top with parmigiana reggiano. I like to save this sauce in
Author: Ashley Zezza
Cost: 25
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: banana peppers, flavorful sauce, flavorful tomato sauce, homemade tomato sauce, hot peppers