Spicy Italian Vodka Rigatoni

prep time

20 minutes

cook time

2 hours

servings

12
Rigatoni is the perfect type of pasta for holding the rich, spicy flavors of this recipe. Its fresh herbs, sausage and cheese add a savory spin to this classic Italian favorite.

ingredients

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds hot ground sausage
1 large onion, chopped
2 (28 ounce) cans Tuttorosso® Crushed Tomatoes with basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup red wine
1 (8 ounce) package grated Romano cheese, or Parmesan cheese
2 cups half & half
3 tablespoons vodka
1 (16 ounce) carton rigatoni pasta, cooked and drained

instructions

  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic, sausage and onion in the oil for 10 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, fresh basil, salt, black pepper, wine and 1 cup grated cheese. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add the half & half and vodka, simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Serve over pasta and top with remaining cheese.

nutrition

  • Calories:
    420
    |
  • Fats:
    23.0
    g
    |
  • Trans Fats:
    0
    g
    |
  • Cholesterol:
    55
    mg
    |
  • Sodium:
    980
    mg
    |
  • Carbohydrate:
    32
    g
    |
  • Fiber:
    3
    g
    |
  • Protein:
    19
    g
    |
  • Vitamin A:
    8
    %
    |
  • Vitamin C:
    10
    %
    |
  • Calcium:
    20
    %
    |
  • Iron:
    15
    %

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