Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Italian Sausage Rigatoni
One word - YUM. Also not bad on the wallet. Fed 4 of us for dinner and gave us lunch leftovers the next day.
1 package of Italian Turkey Sausage (sweet or hot - I prefer sweet for the kids)
1 package of Rigatoni pasta
3 TBS olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (we used Classico Tomato & Basil)
2 TBS parsley, chopped
Cook sausage according to directions. Sometimes I grill them but usually I cook them on the stove with a little bit of low calorie Italian dressing. Enhances the flavor even more!
After cooking, coin slice them and keep warm.
Cook pasta according to directions. Drain well.
In a large pan, place olive oil and garlic, saute lightly for 2 minutes. Add the red peppers and cook until tender-crisp. Stir occasionally.
Add the cooked sausage and pasta sauce to the pan with the peppers and stir well. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Then mix with the drained pasta in a large bowl. Top with parsley.
*Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Magazine