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

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni


  • 3 cups rigatoni pasta
  • 1 lb. Johnsonville mild sausage
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 2 gloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  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.