Rigatoni Alla Toto Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Rigatoni alla Toto

Lynnda Cloutier

By
@eatygourmet

Source: Rome at Home, by Suzanne Dunaway
Notes from the book: Toto is an affordable Trattoria in the center of Rome that turns out unassuming and delicious meals like this meaty pasta. Make it when you’re craving something soothing and satisfying that won’t tax you. It’s one of those beautifully adaptable dishes that are quick enough for a weeknight yet elegant enough for your best company. While the creamy sauce simmers, you can have a salad made, the table set and the wine uncorked.


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

 Be the First

Serves:

4

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 tbsp.. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 lb. sweet italian sausage, with or without fennel, casings removed
1 cup dry white wine
a few fresh basil leaves
pinch ground fennel seed if using plain sausage
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
salt
1 lb. rigatoni
1/2 cup grated parmigiano reggiano

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook til translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add sausage, brown on all sides, then add wine and cook for 1 minute. Add basil, ground fennel if using, and cream and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or til sausage is cooked through.
2
Meanwhile, bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in boiling water til al dente. Drain well and toss with sauce. Serve at once with Parmigiano Reggiano. Serves 4
3
Grind whole fennel seed by crushing it with a mortar and pestle or by chopping it on a cutting board with a large knife.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian