Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

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

One thought on “Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

  1. Pingback: Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini — Penny’s Food Blog | My Meals are on Wheels

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