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rigatoni veggie with italian sausage

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Liz Cam
Houston, TX

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!

★★★★★ 1
serves 2-4
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For rigatoni veggie with italian sausage

  • 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
  • 4-5
    baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic clove
  • 1/3 c
    onions, small white chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning..add more or less
  • dash
    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

How To Make rigatoni veggie with italian sausage

  • 1
    cook sausage , till well done. You can add half of onions, set aside
  • 2
    cook rigatoni pasta according to directions, set aside..keep it moist
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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!!