Home Style Pasta Italiano

"This was on the back of the Italian sausage package and it looked good. Putting it here for safe keeping. I think I will probably add some onions when I eventually make it!"
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  • 5 Italian sausages, cooked and coin sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) package rigatoni pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into chunks and sauteed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar of your favorite pasta sauce


  • Cook sausage per above directions. Cook the rigatoni according to the directions, keep warm.
  • In a large pan lace olive oil and garlic, sauté for 30 seconds. Add peppers and cook until crisp tender.
  • Combine sausage and pasta sauce with peppers and heat until warm. At this point you may mix with the pasta or serve separately. Top with fresh parsley and serve.

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  1. Charmie777
    Good and easy. Next time I'll increase the sauce, cuz we like it saucy. Made for ZWT 4.
  2. Mama_Jennie
    We thought this came out wonderfully! This was a nice change from spaghetti using jarred pasta sauce. Great, quick weeknight meal. Thanks for posting!
  3. Michelle Berteig
    Simple and easy to put together. I used 4 Italian sausages and 2 jars of pasta sauce - one didn't seem like quite enough. This is very similar to a recipe I often make, "doctoring" a jar pf pasta sauce by adding onions, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, etc. Very good! Made for ZWT4.
  4. Random Rachel
    Can't beat spaghetti and sauce from a can for an easy weeknight meal. For ZWT4 Flying Duchess' (Zingo)
  5. sassafrasnanc
    This was very similar to a dish that I make regularly but use cheese tortellini. I had a little chorizo left over from another recipe so I threw that in the pan as well as some fresh basil and some Argentinian Parmesan cheese. The sauce I chose to use was a Spicy Tomato and Basil and honestly, this was just wonderful not to mention quick and super easy! Thanks for sharing this recipe! ZWT4 Zingo


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