Mama's Goat Cheese Rigatoni Recipe -
  • READY IN 55 mins

Mama's Goat Cheese Rigatoni

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"Rigatoni mixed with chunks of Italian sausage, bell peppers, and garlic and topped with crumbled goat cheese makes this pasta dish a wonderful treat for the taste buds!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 13 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot oil until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion, red bell pepper, and garlic to sausage mixture; cook and stir until peppers are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir white wine into sausage mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until slightly reduced, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Mix rigatoni, Romano cheese, and fresh basil into sausage mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until cheese melts and flavors blend, about 3 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with goat cheese.
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Sep 01, 2014

The goat cheese really made this dish! A big hit!


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  • Calories
  • 883 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 98.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 37.9 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 33.7 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1192 mg
  • 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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