Rigatoni With Cheese and Italian Sausage

"Delicious! If you like spicy food, try it with spicy Italian sausage and spicy marinara sauce!"
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  • Cook rigatoni until tender in large pot, drain pasta.
  • Meanwhile, preheat broiler.
  • Cook sausage in large heavy pot over medium high heat until no longer pink, stirring frequently and breaking up with back of a wooden spoon.
  • Add garlic and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  • Drain off excess oil and return pot to medium high heat.
  • Add marinara sauce and crushed red pepper, then pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Divide pasta among four 1 1/4-cup custard cups, or double recipe and put in one large baking dish.
  • Sprinkle parmesan and mozzarella over.
  • Place in broiler until cheese melts and begins to brown, watching closely to prevent burning, about 1 1/2 minute.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and olive oil and serve.

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  1. loved it! thanks for sharing.
  2. Great verastile basic recipe. We didn't have italian sausage on hand, so I just threw in some smoked sausage that I had sauteed with onions. I also omitted the red pepper because not everyone likes the heat. I threw a cup of chopped zucchini into the sauce for some extra veggie action. Baked for about 25 minutes. The family loved it! I will be making this again. Thanks!
  3. This was really good. Made it exactly as posted and it was great.
  4. We really enjoy this rigatoni! I used Recipe #58246 which already had ample red pepper flakes so I did not add more. I used probably 2 cups of sauce and otherwise made as directed and served with Recipe #18914! Thanks for this quick and satisfying pasta dish!
  5. This was a big hit with my family! Delicious! I will probably cut out the red pepper, or cut back the next time I make it. It was a little too much for my family. I used finely shredded mozzarella cheese, and covered the top, did not measure at all. I will double up the recipe next time as well. Very good!


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