Rigatoni Veggie with Italian sausage

Liz Cam


This past weekend my local Aldi store had some great specials on tomatoes,mini sweet peppers,mushroom,etc. Didn't take long for me to grab some bargains!. Now, am thinking what can I cook to to enjoy these awesome vegetable? Well, you guess, I found some mild Italian sausage in my frig. So, like they say... 'Hurry up Mom!..were hungry!!. enjoy!

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30 Min


Stove Top


4 links
italian sausage, mild...remove sleeves before cooking. substitute meat of your choice
12-14 oz
rigatoni pasta, cooked..depending upon your serving
2/3 cup
mini sweet peppers, variety of yellow ,green and orange
baby bella mushrooms, diced
1 clove
garlic clove
1/3 c
onions, small white chopped
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning..add more or less
black pepper
4-5 oz
heavy whipping cream
add parmesan cheese blend and mozzarella shredded cheese till sauce thickens to your liking, alternate with olive oil
1/3 cup
olive oil, extra virgin...add more if needed

Directions Step-By-Step

cook sausage , till well done. You can add half of onions, set aside
cook rigatoni pasta according to directions, set aside..keep it moist
chop all your vegetables. Heat up skillet add 2-3 tbls .of olive oil, now add veggies and cook 1-2 min. use more olive oil to keep moist. dont overcook..Lower heat, now push veggies aside in skillet, add heavy cream,cheeses and more olive oil. Stir till well blended. Add more cheese to your liking or more olive oil...I love this stuff!. Cook till smooth and creamy.
Add italian seasoning and pepper.
place a serving of pasta on plate ,on top add veggie mixture and toss cooked sausage on top. You can also mix veggie cheese mixture with sausage and toss over pasta. Its your meal, fix it to your hearts desire.
Sprinkle cheese on top and olive oil.
This recipe was a last minute thing i put together. So, you can change it up by substituting meat or low fat ingredients. What was important to me was using tasty vegetables!!..Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy