Rigatoni with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Rigatoni with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

I wrote down this recipe from Giada de Laurentis' Everyday Italian at least two years ago and I'm so glad I've reconnected with it and finally made it. This is a wonderful pasta dish, unlike anything I have ever made, I think. It's rich and flavourful and the addition of the red wine makes it a truly special dish.

Ingredients

  • It was a little time consuming to make, but worth every minute. To help make this into a weeknight meal, it would be easy to make the sauce ahead and the toss it with pasta when ready to serve. We enjoyed it on a Sunday, which is the day I truly enjoy spending time in the kitchen and I was so happy to sit down and finally enjoy this one. This is definitely one for the regular rotation.
  • Rigatoni with Sausage, Peppers and Onions
  • Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and sliced
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese, for garnish
Read the whole recipe on Being Suzy Homemaker