Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Recipe courtesy of Giada DeLaurentis. Looks GREAT!
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage links
- 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced
- 2 yellow onions, sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 cup marsala wine
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 lb rigatoni pasta
- freshly grated parmesan cheese, for garnish
- Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until brown on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the sausages from the pan.
- Keeping the pan over medium heat, add the bell peppers, onions, salt, and pepper and cook until golden, 5 minutes. Add the garlic, oregano, and basil and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir until incorporated, then add the Marsala, tomatoes with their juice, and red pepper flakes, if using. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the brown bits. Bring to a simmer.
- Cut the sausages into 4 to 6 pieces each. Return the sausages to the pan. Simmer uncovered until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.
- While the sauce simmers, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta and add to the thickened sauce; toss to combine. Spoon into individual bowls and sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.
This is a delicious recipe. Very easy to make and full of flavor. Giada's new cookbook, Everyday Pasta, is full of wonderful recipes just like this one. I followed the recipe to a tee and was so impressed. Very tasty! This makes a lot of food, so be hungry when you make it!
This was amazing! We just got her new cookbook, and this was the first recipe we tried from it. I wanted to post, but you beat me to it, Liz! Anyway, this dish is so simple and full of tang and flavor. I think the tomato paste adds just the right amount of zip to the meal. I used penne rigate because I had no rigatoni and 14 oz. crushed tomatoes in place of the diced tomatoes. We couldn't wait to eat the leftovers for dinner tonight!