Rigatoni with Italian Sausage is an easy, hearty family dinner recipe perfect for busy weeknights. Find this pasta recipe on http://www.UrbanBlissLife.com
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Easy, Hearty Rigatoni with Italian Sausage

Author Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life


  • 1/2 pound uncooked rigatoni https://amzn.to/2W69jzT
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 pound Italian sausage with casing removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup beef broth or red wine
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes https://amzn.to/2UFmfwn
  • 1 8- ounce can tomato paste https://amzn.to/2FgYnKk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped basil
  • parmesan cheese or grated non-dairy cheese optional
  • salt and pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic and onions, and sauté for about 2 minutes, just until the onions are translucent.
  • Add ground sausage to skillet and stir until fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Add beef broth or wine and scrap browned sausage bits off the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste, stir all ingredients well, turn heat down to low-medium and simmer for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add cooked pasta and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water to the skillet and stir all ingredients until the pasta is coated with the sauce. If needed, add more reserve water to create a sauce consistency to your liking.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle parsley, basil, and/or cheese just before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste.