The Italian Dish with Classico Sauce – Our “Go To” Dinner Recipe

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Growing up, my parents had staples that they would make for dinner. I always knew that Thursdays were Pizza nights and Fridays we would have breakfast for dinner. When I got out on my own and could decide what to eat I wanted to break from the boring routine.

I love watching Food Network and many of the dishes they make had inspired me to recreate the same dishes for my (then boyfriend) husband. I had some hits and misses but there was one dish that became my go-to dish when I wanted something a little fancier than spaghetti!

We simply call it “The Italian Dish

ingredients

Ingredients-

  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 2 jars of your favorite Classico sauce (I used caramelized onion and roasted garlic)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 diced ripe tomatoes
  • 1 pound of Italian sausage (I chose sweet but I’ve tried the hot before to give it a kick)
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup of grated cheese (I used mozzarella but have also used Parmesan in the past)

Directions-

Pop the sausage in a 300* oven for about 20 mins. This will make the casing nice and crunchy without over cooking the meat inside.
In boiling water, cook the spaghetti for about 8 mins or until al dente.

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Combine Classico sauce with tomatoes and garlic in a pan on about low/med heat. When the pasta is done, drain and add to the sauce.
After the sausage is done, slice and add to the pan with pasta and sauce. Mix it all together. Add chopped spinach and cover for about 5mins to incorporate the spinach and wilt it slightly. Serve and enjoy!

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In honor of National Pasta Day I made this for dinner tonight. Our whole family loves the Classico Sauce and I love that the flavors are full and robust right out of the jar. Classico is celebrating, too, and wants you to try their sauce with your favorite pasta dish, or if you’re in a mundane routine like my parents were, feel free to try my Italian Dish! I can’t wait to try some of the other Classico sauce flavors, too. Living in Maine, I want to try my hand at some Lobster Alfredo with Linguine.

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90 thoughts on “The Italian Dish with Classico Sauce – Our “Go To” Dinner Recipe

  • November 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm
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    I would most like to try the Creamy Seafood Alfredo recipe. Reply
    • November 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm
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      That does sound good! I don't think we have ever tried seafood and alfredo combined together, have you? Reply
      • November 6, 2012 at 6:49 am
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        I've had Crab Linguini Alfredo at Red Lobster. Very tasty! =) Reply
  • November 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm
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    I want to try the creamy alfredo sauce. Reply
  • November 3, 2012 at 10:52 am
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    I want to try the Cabernet sauce or the vodka sauce :) Reply
  • November 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm
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    i would love to make the Chicken Sausage and Sautéed Onion Pizza Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm
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    The Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions sounds delicious! Reply
  • October 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm
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    I'd like to try the Grilled Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage with Tomato Vodka Sauce over Linguine recipe. Reply
  • October 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm
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    I would like to try the Light Asiago Romano Alfredo . Reply
  • October 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm
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    I want to try their Alfredo Sauce! Reply
  • October 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm
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    Family Style Rigatoni with Classic Italian-style Sauce. Reply
  • October 28, 2012 at 10:46 am
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    I'd like to try the Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Reply
  • October 28, 2012 at 6:09 am
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    I'd like to try the Tomato & Basil Chicken Meatball Sliders recipe. Reply
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    I'd like to try the Buffalo Chicken Pizza......sounds really good. Reply
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    I like the Sun-dried Tomato Pesto. Thanks for the chance! Reply
  • October 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm
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    I would like to try their Alfredo sauce. Reply
  • October 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm
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    I'd like to try their Alfredo sauce...we love their pasta sauce. Reply
  • October 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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    I'd like to try the Shrimp and Zucchini with Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce Reply
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    I'd get the Roasted Garlic Sauce and make that delicious spaghetti. That looks so good! Thank you for the super awesome giveaway! :) Reply
  • October 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm
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    Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Reply
  • October 25, 2012 at 7:09 am
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    Light Alfredo mmmmm Reply
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    I want to try the mussels marinara. Reply
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    I want to try Creamy Alfredo Thanks for the chance to wiN! Reply
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    I'd love to try the Florentine Spinach and Cheese sauce- sounds delicious! Reply
  • October 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm
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    I'd love to try the basil and tomato bruschetta topping. Yummy! Reply
  • October 23, 2012 at 10:48 am
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    I would love to try the Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo recipe Reply
  • October 21, 2012 at 10:09 am
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    The Four Cheese Alfredo sounds like something I would like! Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm
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    Light Alfredo...I love Chicken Alfredo but don't have it often because regular Alfredo sauce has too many calories. Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm
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    I would most like to try their Tuscan Olive and Garlic Sauce. Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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    Chicken Sausage and Sautéed Onion Pizza Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm
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    I want to try the Creamy Spinach and Parmesan sauce! Thanks! h4schaffer at gmail dot com Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 11:56 am
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    I'd like to try the classic chicken enchiladas recipe. Thanks for the chance. Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 6:19 am
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    I would like to try the Classico Chicken Enchiladas recipe. Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 5:08 am
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    I would like to try the Classico Two Sauce Lasagna recipe! Reply
  • October 20, 2012 at 1:08 am
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    I would love to try the Roasted Poblano Alfredo sauce! I'm going to have to look for it this weekend! Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm
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    I would like to try the make the Tuscan-style White Bean Soup Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm
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    The light Romano Alfredo! Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm
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    I would like to try the spinach and parmesan sauce..sounds yummy! Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm
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    Our family LOVES pizza so I would like to try the Spinach & Feta Pizza recipe! Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm
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    I'd like to try their Basil Pesto Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm
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    I like the basil pesto sauce Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 10:14 am
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    Tomato & Basil sauce. Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 8:58 am
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    I love Classico! I'd like to try their fire roasted pizza sauce. Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 8:46 am
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    i love all their sauses. mushroom is my fav but no one else in my family likes it. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 11:35 pm
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    I had never heard of their Seasonal Selections before...the Creamy Spinach & Parmesan sounds fantastic!! Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm
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    Buffalo Chicken Pizza Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm
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    I would like to try the vodka sauce. Thanks Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm
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    I would love to try the 4 Cheese Alfredo Sauce. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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    Mmm I would love to try pesto or any one of the Alfredo's! And I read this recipe you posted first thing this morning so we had this for lunch today :) it was AMAZING! And I typically don't like Italian sausage. Thanks!! This was a major hit here! Jessica A recently posted..Late night, Blessed morning. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm
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    crab mac and cheese debbie jackson djackson1958 at hotmail dot com Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm
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    We LOVE Classico Sauce! I'd love to try the Asiago Romano Alfredo sauce. I want to try the Pesto Pasta with Chicken recipe too - http://www.classico.com/recipes/recipedetails.aspx?id=5239 Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm
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    I'd like to try the shrimp fettuccine alfredo recipe. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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    crab mac and cheese Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 10:46 am
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    we'd love to try the roasted pablano alfredo sauce! that'd kick things up a notch around here, for sure! Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 10:27 am
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    want to make Pesto Pasta with Chicken Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 10:12 am
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    Creamy Alfredo sounds yummy! Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 9:55 am
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    I would love to try the Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 9:13 am
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    Alfredo Sauce, would love to make manicotti with it! Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 9:09 am
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    I would love to try the roasted red pepper alfredo... I make a white/spinach pizza already, but to make it with this sauce would be over the top :) Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 8:57 am
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    I have always been a huge fan of Classico, Love the Four Cheese Spaghetti sauce and the Alfredo! I just saw on the site they have Pizza sauce and recipes to go with!! Must try! Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 8:32 am
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    Light Asiago Romano Alfredo. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 8:16 am
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    I'd like to try the Light Asiago Romano Alfredo sauce Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 8:14 am
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    i would like to try their alfredo sauces Reply
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  • October 18, 2012 at 8:09 am
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    I love their Tomato Basil Sauce! It is a staple in my pantry! Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 8:07 am
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    This recipe looks absolutely delicious! I would love to try their Tomato & Basil sauce! Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 7:42 am
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    I love their Florentine Spinach and Cheese Sauce. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 6:42 am
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    I would like to try the mushrooms with ripe olives sauce. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 6:37 am
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    Want to try it all but, the crab mac and cheese looks really good! :) Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 6:36 am
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    I would like to try the Sun-dried Tomato Pesto. Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 6:10 am
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    I'd love to try the Tuscan Style White Ben Soup as well as your dish. So many wonderful recipes on their site. Thanks for this opportunity. Carol L Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 5:30 am
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    I would love to try the Light Asiago Romano Alfredo Sauce, sounds really good! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway! furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net Reply
  • October 18, 2012 at 3:18 am
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    I wanna try out Light Alfredo Reply

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