One-Pot Spaghetti with Sausage

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

8 ounces sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed

1 onion, halved and thinly sliced

1 carrot, grated

4 cloves garlic, sliced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

10 ounces spaghetti, broken in half

1 14-ounce can cherry tomatoes

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large wide pot over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Pour off the fat from the meat.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the onion to the skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrot, garlic and tomato paste and cook until the garlic softens, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add 4 1/2 cups water, the spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper to the pot. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender and the sauce thickens, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the parsley; season with salt and pepper and toss.