"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Sausage and Linguini Italiano Recipe

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This recipe for Sausage and Linguini Italiano, by , is from The Noland Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marion Noland
Added: Wednesday, October 21, 2009


1 lb. fresh Italian sausage, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 c. thinly sliced celery
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. olive oil
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) whole tomatoes, broken up
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 T. water
2 c. hot cooked linguini

Cook and stir celery, onion and garlic in oil in 2 quarter saucepan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook slowly 20 minutes, stir occasionally. Meanwhile place sausage and water in frying pan. Cover tightly and cook slowly 10 to 12 minutes, turn once. Remove cover; increase heat to medium and cook until cooked through and browned, turning occasionally. Place linguini on warm platter, top with sausage and tomato sauce. Makes 4 servings.




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