QUICK RIGATONI WITH SAUSAGE AND SMOKED MOZZARELLA

 

  • Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 5

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. rigatoni (I use whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 (3 oz.) spicy Italian sausage links, casings removed (I use chicken)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (including the juice)
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh sage or 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded smoked mozzarella

Directions

  • Preheat the broiler. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Cook the rigatoni until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large broiler-proof pan over medium heat. Add the sausage, breaking it up with your spoon/paddle. Stir in the garlic and cook until sausage has browned and garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for a few minutes before stirring in the half and half and the sage. Bring to a gentle simmer to thicken and season to taste again, if necessary.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and stir to coat. Top with the smoked mozzarella. Put the pan under the broiler until cheese is browned and bubbly.

Notes

Categories: Pasta 

Author Credit: elly

Website Credit: http://ellysaysopa.com/2008/12/22/quick-rigatoni-for-two/

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