Rigatoni With Spicy Sausage and Herbs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This dish is one of my husband's favorites and mine as well when I'm not worrying about carbs! I can't remember where I got this one - I think off the back of a box some time ago, but I ended up slightly altering it to turn up the heat a bit. With the tabasco to taste, you can make it a little spicy or a lot! It also reheats well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter with oil.
  2. Saute onion and bay leaf until onion is transparent.
  3. Add bacon and sausage.
  4. Cook, stirring until sausage is browned.
  5. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and hot sauce and simmer for 30 minutes over low heat.
  6. If sauce gets too thick or begins to dry, thin it out with the chicken broth.
  7. Meanwhile, cook the pasta per package directions.
  8. Drain the pasta and leave in the original pot or transfer to a large serving dish.
  9. Add the sauce to the pasta, sprinkle with the oregano, and toss together before serving
Most Helpful

This took minutes to make and is so flavorful. I did not have bacon but will add that the next time I make this recipe. I added 2 tsp of Denzil's Kamakazi hot sauce. Thank-you lazy gourmet for an easy great tasting recipe

Bergy August 12, 2005