Cesina's Sausage in Tomato Sauce


  • 5 lbs Cesina’s Sausage (or other brand sweet italian sausage links)
  • 1 16oz can of unseasoned tomato sauce OR about 10 diced roma tomatoes
  • at least four large cloves of garlic (add to taste)
  • a bunch of fresh basil
  • a couple of bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion (not sweet! and feel free to add more)
  • Around 3 or 4 green/red peppers


1. Start by browning about 5 pounds of sausage on a baking sheet in the oven at a temp of about 400 degrees.

2. Meanwhile start your sauce on the stove. Over medium heat cooked tomatoes (or can of sauce), crushed or diced garlic, bay leaves, and salt and pepper. As sauce cooks down, add fresh chopped basil. Do not allow sauce to cook down all the way – it still needs to be very liquid before the bake.

3. Once sausage is browned, transfer to a deep dish or pan (big enough to accommodate all sausage and sauce). Make sure pan is covered with a lid or tin foil. Stick back in the oven to cook.

4. Let cook for at least 20 minutes before checking on mixture.

5. When sauce is almost cooked down, add chopped peppers and onions (thus to not overcook).

Leave in for another ten minutes or so, and then take out, allow to cool down, and enjoy!