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Found this in Giada De Laurentiis' Everyday Pasta cookbook. Hope you enjoy!
Make and share this Rigatoni With Sausage, Artichokes, and Asparagus recipe from Food.com.
- 3⁄4 cup sun-dried tomato (they should be the oil-packed kind, sliced, 2 tablespoons of the oil reserved)
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed
- 2 (8 ounce) packages artichoke hearts, frozen
- 1 cup asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 3⁄4 cups chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 12 ounces rigatoni pasta (any short tubular pasta is fine)
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded (plus extra for serving)
- 1⁄3 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed (optional)
- salt & fresh ground pepper
- Heat the oil that was reserved from the sun-dried tomatoes in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add sausage and cook until browned; break up the meat as it cooks.
- When brown and cooked all over, transfer sausage to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
- Add artichokes, asparagus, and garlic to the skillet and saute over medium heat, until garlic is tender, about 2 minutes.
- Add the broth, wine, and sun-dried tomatoes. Boil over medium-high heat until sauce is slightly reduced, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Salt water and cook pasta according to package directions.
- Drain pasta.
- Add pasta, reserved sausage, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley to the artichoke mixture.
- Toss everything together until sauce is nearly absorbed by the pasta.
- Stir in mozzarella cheese, if using.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with extra cheese to pass at table.
I have been making this for several years; it is ALWAYS a huge hit. Be sure to add nice pinch of peperoncini.
My Brother-In-Law's Mother made this tonight for dinner and we all asked to take home the recipe (I should have known it was a Giada recipe). It was downright delicious and she said she made it to exactly as written. I added crushed red peppers to the finished pasta and it gave it just the kick i like and my girls were still able to eat it (and they actually did....alot of it). I am going to make this for my hubby soon.