Rigatoni in a spicy tomato, sausage and cheese sauce inspired by my love for the version from Ruby's Cafe in Manhattan. Think creamy tomato sauce with all the cheese and of course the spice! My boyfriend and I could not stop eating it.
I made this with rigatoni, but I also think gnocchi would go really well. Up to your preference! —LaraW
medium yellow onion, diced
garlic cloves, diced
red pepper flakes
spicy italian sausage, casings removed
can of crushed tomatoes
basil leaves, chopped
goat cheese crumbles
Salt and pepper
In This Recipe
In a heavy bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced yellow onion and cook until translucent. Then, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
Add the spicy italian sausage to the pot, breaking it up with a spoon. Cook for ~5 minutes until no longer pink. Add 1 Tbsp of tomato paste cooking for 2 minutes longer to carmelize slightly.
Add the remaining tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. Mix well and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for ~10 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to the instructions on the box. Rinse.
Once the sauce has simmered for ~10 minutes, add the cream, goat cheese, parmesan and basil. Mix well and allow for the cheese to melt into the sauce.
Combine the rigatoni with the sauce in the pot. Serve with more parmesan and red pepper flakes