Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Need to share this recipe -

This is one of my favorite recipes and it's minimal prep time... and very yummy.
And it's actually pretty healthy the way I make it.


Rigatoni with (spicy or sweet) sausage, basil & tomato sauce

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time 1.5 hours 

1/2 lb raw turkey sausage (I use Spicy sausage but you can use sweet depending on preference)
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 c white wine (I use cooking wine)
28 oz crushed tomatoes or tomato puree (depending on how thick you like your sauce - puree is thicker)
1 tsp salt to taste
1 tsp black pepper to taste
6-10 basil leaves
1/2 lb uncooked rigatoni pasta (plain or wheat)
About 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Sugar 1-2 tbsp to taste

Heat olive oil in saute pan
Remove sausage from casings & chop or use spatula in pan to separate as they are cooking
Add sausage & garlic to pan - stirring up and breaking up sausage until it's cooked & garlic is brown
Add wine & bring to simmer; until evaporates
Stir in tomatoes, salt, pepper to taste
Stir in sugar & Basil leaves
Reduce Heat & simmer covered for 1-1.5 hours
Cook pasta... Mix sauce & pasta together in saute pan or in big bowl

(Edit 6/15 - added how much sugar to use)


  1. Rigatoni is my favorite! I am book marking this and making it this week. This is right up our alley. Thanks mama! XO

  2. Sounds yummy! How much sugar?

  3. Thanks Ashley & Stacia! Oops I did not put how much sugar... editing to include 1-2 Tbsp of sugar.


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