Recipe from the kitchen of Lucy R. Serianni
(AKA Santa Lucia)

Ingredients Required

  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes - Tuttorosso brand - (28 oz. can)
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes - Del Monte brand, original recipe (14.5 oz. can)
  • 1 can tomato paste - Cento brand (6 oz. can)


  • Olive Oil
  • Italian Sweet Sausage
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Green Pepper
  • Fresh Onion
  • Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • Fennel Seed
  • Basil (dry is OK, fresh better)




Pour about ¼ to ½ cup of virgin olive oil into pot. Cut sweet sausage into 2 to 3 inch lengths. Dice up 4 cloves of fresh garlic (or to taste) and ½ of a fresh onion. Add garlic, onion and sausage to pot. Cook for about 10 minutes.

While the sausage is ‘browning’ dice up ½ of the fresh green pepper and add to pot.

Add the 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, two cans of stewed tomatoes and ½ of the tomato paste can and mix the ingredients.

  • Add ¾ teaspoon of fennel seed
  • Add 2 tablespoons of basil
  • Add 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
  • Add 4 tablespoons of milk
  • Add a pinch of pepper

Cook for at least 3 hours, stirring sauce every 10 - 15 minutes.


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