The hubs asked me what I was making for dinner, I said “Rigatoni with Sausage” and he stopped me before I could say the rest and said, “you had me at pasta and sausage”. Love him! And loved this dinner, everyone did, highly recommend.
1 pound rigatoni
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 pound Italian sausage
5 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups grape tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
2 small zucchini, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
handful fresh basil, chopped (the store didn’t have any fresh basil so I just added 1 teaspoon dried basil when I added the salt and pepper)
shredded Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
1 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain when done reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
2 While pasta is cooking, add oil to a large, wide pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Add sausage, break into small pieces, and cook until brown. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in tomato paste.
3 Add tomatoes and stock then season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to burst, about 10 minutes. Stir in zucchini and cook for 5 minutes.
4 Toss pasta and sauce together and stir well to combine. Add reserved pasta water as needed. Stir in basil.
5 Serve topped with Parmesan.
recipe from Baker by Nature