Portuguese Spaghetti is a nice change from regular spaghetti. The recipe does call for simmering the sauce for an hour, but trust me, it’s worth the time! My kids all love this dish. This recipe calls for Linguica which is a Portuguese sausage. Most stores carry linguica and it’s typically found in the meat section by the regular sausage or the chorizo. This is what it looks like:
Portuguese Spaghetti or Portuguese Linguisa Sausage Pasta?
As you can see, I didn’t use spaghetti noodles the last time I made this recipe, I used what I had at the time, which was Penne. I’m not sure if this isn’t better with penne?
I used Dreamfield’s Penne, which is a low carb pasta. From Amazon, “Bring pasta back into your diet! Dreamfields pasta tastes great with your favorite pasta dishes and can be included in your healthy meal plan. Its blend of fiber and plant proteins helps create a pasta that offers many healthy benefits while still having the same great taste of traditional pasta.” Dreamfields really does taste like normal pasta, it’s delicious! I buy this pasta at my local Safeway grocery store.
- 1 large chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 pound sausage (Jimmy Dean)
- 1 pound linguica (Portuguese Sausage)
- 1 - 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes Italian Style
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 pound cooked pasta
- Cut linguica into bite sized pieces and brown in a large pot in a little canola oil. Remove when the linguica is browned and set aside.
- Cook sausage and chopped onion in the pot. Use a spatula to break up the sausage into small pieces. When sausage is thoroughly cooked add in garlic and cook a few minutes.
- Add the can of undrained tomatoes and soy sauce to the sausage mix. Stir back in the browned linguica. Cover the pot and simmer one hour. Stirring frequently.
- When the sauce has simmered about 45 minutes, put a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain, and stir into the pasta.
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