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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!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
55 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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

883 calories; protein 33.7g; carbohydrates 98.1g; fat 37.9g; cholesterol 52.4mg; sodium 1095mg. Full Nutrition