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Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

by Josh Johnson

I’m sharing #SausageFamily in my life as part of a Johnsonville sponsored series for Socialstars™.

quick and easy dinner recipe, johnsonville sausage, spicy sausage rigatoni, how to make homemade pasta sauce

It’s gotten far too easier for me to order takeout instead of making dinner after a long day of meetings, content creation, and anything else that may come my way – especially when the sun was setting at 5 o’clock, and I’d come home to a pitch black kitchen. But now that it’s staying light longer I’m settling back into the groove of making myself dinner. 

First up: an old faithful dish. Pasta. 

You can’t go wrong with a warm, hearty dish of pasta, and the best part is it that it makes for perfect leftovers! 

There are some nights where I still don’t feel like throwing together dinner after working all day, and that’s when dishes like this come in handy. 

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups rigatoni pasta
  2. 1 lb. Johnsonville mild sausage
  3. 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  4. 2 gloves garlic, diced
  5. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  6. 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  7. 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  8. 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
  10. 1 tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Add 1 tbsp. oil olive to pan and bring to medium-low heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until translucent.
  3. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add Johnsonville mild sausage to pan and cook until no longer pink.
  5. Combine tomatoes, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper with onions, garlic, and sausage, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. While sauce is simmering cook pasta according to package directions.
  7. Once pasta is finished cooking, drain, and add to pan of sauce and toss to coat.
  8. Serve topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese.
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  • Jen of Belle de Couture

    This recipe looks delicious! Def going to try out this recipe! Thanks for the inspo! Love your blog btw! 🙂

    xx
    Jen
    http://belledecouture.com

  • This looks so yummy I wish I had it for dinner!

  • I love sausage in pasta sauce.

  • Mara Bowen

    I think I just drooled a bit on my phone when I saw this pasta.. Looks scrumptious Josh!