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Italian Sausage Rigatoni

Recipe courtesy of Gerry Speirs at Foodness Gracious

Yield: 6 servings | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 box (16 oz.) dried rigatoni pasta shells, cooked 
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Italian sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans Italian plum tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ cup Holland House® Marsala Cooking Wine
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • basil, fresh 
  • parmesan cheese, freshly grated
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  1. Cook the pasta and drain. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan.
  3. Add the diced onion and cook until soft.
  4. Slice the sausages into thin circles and add to the onions, along with the garlic and chili flakes.
  5. Cook over a medium-high heat until the sausage is cooked through.
  6. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and Holland House® Marsala Cooking Wine and bring to a simmer.
  7. Add the salt, pepper and oregano and stir.
  8. Simmer for about 30 minutes and then add the pasta, making sure to stir all the way through.
  9. Garnish with lots of fresh basil and fresh grated parmesan cheese.