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Rigatoni With Sausage and Tomato Sauce
has become a new favorite at our house! It's a great family dish and
also perfect for entertaining.
T. olive oil
3 Mild Italian Sausage - chopped
4 medium garlic cloves - crushed
1 medium onion - chopped fine
1 t. sugar
1 large can tomato sauce (or use Michael's Tomato Sauce)
1 T. tomato paste
5 basil leaves coarsely chopped plus extra for garnish
1 box rigatoni
3/4 cup half and half
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Heat olive oil in heavy saucepan. Add sausage and brown. Add onions and garlic and cook
until onions are tender. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar and basil. Stir and cook over
moderate heat for 20 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook rigatoni as directed on package. When
rigatoni and sauce are ready, put half and half in a bowl and add a little of the hot sauce to it
to temper the milk. Remove pasta from cooking water to large bowl serving bowl. Add sauce and
a little of the pasta water to pasta and stir to coat. Garnish with basil leaves and serve
with Romano or Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!