Rigatoni with Cheese and Italian Sausage
Sounded too good to forget about! Can be used as an appetizer if serving smaller portions!
1/2 poundrigatoni pasta, uncooked
1/4 poundspicy italian sausage, casing removed
2garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cupsprepared marinara sauce
1/2 teaspodried crushed red pepper
1/4 cupgrated mozzarella cheese
2 tablespograted parmesan cheese
1 teaspoonchopped fresh italian parsley
·extra-virgin olive oil
How to Make Rigatoni with Cheese and Italian Sausage
- Cook rigatoni in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta.
- Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Cook sausage in heavy large pot over medium-high heat until no longer pink, stirring frequently and breaking up with back of wooden spoon. Add garlic and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. Drain off excess oil and return pot to medium-high heat.
- Stir in marinara sauce and crushed red pepper, then pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Put pasta in oven-proof dish. Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan over. Place in broiler until cheese melts and begins to brown, watching closely to prevent burning, about 1 1/2 minutes. Sprinkle rigatoni with parsley, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.