Rigatoni mixed with chunks of Italian sausage, bell peppers, and garlic and topped with crumbled goat cheese makes this pasta dish a wonderful treat for the taste buds!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 13 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot oil until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion, red bell pepper, and garlic to sausage mixture; cook and stir until peppers are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir white wine into sausage mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until slightly reduced, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Mix rigatoni, Romano cheese, and fresh basil into sausage mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until cheese melts and flavors blend, about 3 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with goat cheese.

Nutrition Facts

882.6 calories; 33.7 g protein; 98.1 g carbohydrates; 52.4 mg cholesterol; 1095 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2019
Excellent!!! Added oregano and Italian seasoning. Also stirred in goat cheese while adding 1/2cup more. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2019
Excellent!!! Added oregano and Italian seasoning. Also stirred in goat cheese while adding 1/2cup more. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2014
The goat cheese really made this dish! A big hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2018
Everyone raves about this. Easily feeds six. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2017
Absolutely fantastic! The goat cheese blended so well! My 7yr old didn't like the goat cheese but she liked the rest. This would be good to double and make for company. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2017
Delicious. I used Penne (didn't have Rigatoni) and mixed the goat cheese in instead of topping it. No other changes needed. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2019
Excellent!!! Added oregano and Italian seasoning. Also stirred in goat cheese while adding 1/2cup more. Read More
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