• Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 55 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni Recipe

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 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt, more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage (casings removed – just the ground meat)
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 (28 oz) can peeled and crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 pound rigatoni
  • 8 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Basil, for topping


Heat a large stock pot over medium heat.
Melt butter and extra-virgin olive oil.
Once butter has melted, add in onion.
Saute onion until it starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
Add in garlic, spices, and tomato paste and sauté for another 60 seconds.
Add in Italian sausage and cook for about 5 – 10 minutes, or until sausage is fully cooked.
Add in red wine, crushed tomatoes, and brown sugar.
Bring to a simmer.
Simmer for about 10 minutes while you cook your pasta.
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 13 in baking pan.
Combine sauce with rigatoni and pour into prepared baking pan.
Sprinkle pasta evenly with shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan.
Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until the pasta is hot and the cheese has melted.
Top with basil and serve immediately!

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