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This Spicy Sausage Rigatoni Is So Simple And SO GOOD

by anny

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy dinner that you can make in no time, this spicy sausage rigatoni is just the ticket! Packed with Italian sausage, San Marzano tomatoes, red wine, and spices, this dish will have your guests begging for more. Find out how to make it in this article!

This dish is so simple, yet SO GOOD. It’s the perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love. And, it’s easily customizable to your liking. If you like things a little spicier, add some crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce. Or, if you’re not a fan of sausage, you can leave it out altogether. The possibilities are endless!

There are a few reasons why you should try this recipe. First, it is extremely simple to make. Second, it is very flavorful and hearty. Third, it is a great option for a weeknight meal. This recipe is also budget-friendly and can easily be made gluten-free by substituting the pasta for gluten-free options.

This recipe is so simple and so good! I made it for dinner tonight and it was a hit! The sausage rigatoni is a great weeknight meal that is easy to make and packed with flavor. I love the spicy kick from the sausage and the creamy sauce is the perfect finishing touch.


If you like your pasta on the spicier side, add an extra half teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce.

Don’t forget to season your rigatoni water with plenty of salt! This will help to flavor the pasta and keep it from sticking together.

Make sure to cook the sausage over medium-high heat until it’s nice and browned. This will give it lots of flavor.


This is one of those recipes that’s so simple, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself. It’s just a few ingredients (sausage, rigatoni, tomato sauce, and some spices), but the combination is SO GOOD.

I like to use hot Italian sausage in this recipe, but you can use mild or even sweet sausage if you prefer. Just be sure to adjust the amount of red pepper flakes accordingly.

If you don’t have rigatoni on hand, any other type of pasta will work just as well. And if you want to make this dish even easier, you can use jarred tomato sauce instead of making your own.

Conclusion & Recipe:

This dish is so simple and so good, you’ll be making it on repeat all winter long. The key to its success is good quality sausage and a jar of your favorite marinara sauce. I like to use a spicy sausage for this dish, but you can use any type of sausage you like. Just make sure to cook the sausage before adding it to the rigatoni, otherwise it will be tough and dry.

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

This dish is so simple, yet SO GOOD. It's the perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love. And, it's easily customizable to your liking.
Total Time 39 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 8


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • Half of a Yellow Onion minced
  • 2 stalks celery minced
  • 2 carrots minced
  • 12 ounces spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red bell pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Red Wine
  • 1 28- ounce can San Marzano tomatoes with their juices
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or Italian dressing optional - to give it some zest! )
  • 10-12 ounces rigatoni
  • butter or Parmesan can be used as toppings.


  • In a large skillet, heat the butter on medium heat. Sauté the onion, celery and carrots in a skillet over medium heat until softened.
  • Mix the ground sausage with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Once the sausage has been cooked through, add the wine to the pan and let it simmer.
  • Mix in the tomatoes with the optional dressing. Let the sauce simmer for 20-30 mins to reduce.
  • Follow the package instructions to cook the pasta. Mix the pasta with the sauce. Stir gently to combine. The pasta should be creamy but not too runny. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and garnish with Parmesan, basil, or parsley. Serve with additional wine