Rigatoni with Sweet Sausage and Tomato Sauce

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

The best rigatoni recipe! From the Sopranos.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Romove the sausage from the casings and chop the meat fine.
  2. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the sausage and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the sausage is lightly browned.
  4. Add the wine and bring to a simmer.
  5. Cook until most of the wine evaporates.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Bring to a simmer.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about an hour and a half.
  9. Stir in the basil.
  10. Meanwhile, bring at least 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot over high heat.
  11. Add the rigatoni and some salt.
  12. Cook, stirring occasionally until the rigatoni is al dente, tender yet still firm to the bite.
  13. Drain.
  14. In a large heated serving bowl, toss the rigatoni with the sauce.
  15. Serve with the grated cheese.


Most Helpful

by far the best pasta recipe ever, it takes so few ingredients and so few time, yet the taste has so many levels, ABSOLUTELY love it, couldn't love it more

jokemoogle September 03, 2011

I have the cookbook and just made this the other night. . . we loved it, the sauce has a very good taste to it.

Chef CSF August 08, 2009

This is the easiest recipe ever and it is so good!

pittgal December 07, 2008

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