Recipe by The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
"Dinner's on the table in 30 minutes with this rigatoni, sausage, and veggie dish sprinkled with grated cheese."
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1 (12 ounce) package
Johnsonville® Three Cheese Italian Style Chicken Sausage, sliced
uncooked rigatoni pasta
fresh broccoli florets
red bell pepper, diced
Italian salad dressing
grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Very Yummy! I tweaked a bit to make it alittle more diet friendly. I used Kraft Free Zesty Italian Dressing, Whole Wheat Pasta, & of course some garlic powder, onion powder, & seasoned pepper. I did add alittle estra broccoli and threw in some red(purple) onion slices but it was so delicious! My 3 Year old calls it the Hot Dog pasta with trees lol :)
This was ok. I'm not sure the cheese and dressing went very well together. We had to salt and pepper it at the table.
I gave this five stars only after I ELIMINATED ITALIAN DRESSING and replaced it with same amount extra virgin olive oil, added some garlic powder, generous with S&P, and at the end when combining all hot cooked ingredients add about 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Give or take with the cheese and olive oil as you prefer. But WOW! Soooooo goooood!! MUST TRY THIS WAY!
I'd never tried chicken sausage - highly recommended - YUM. The peppers are a must add. It adds a needed slight sweetness. Delicious recipe.
Be careful. I had never tried rigatoni. It's a heavy pasta. I may try the same recipe with a lighter pasta.
I decided to make this dish for dinner and my family absolutely loved it!!! They can't wait for me to make it again!!!
This was a great meal when looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe. I did change a few things but only because I didn't have dressing on hand and didn't want so much oil. I sauteed a diced up zucchini with 1/2 an onion, added the sliced up sausage and heated thoroughly. I then added a can of Italian style diced tomatoes to the pan along with s/p to taste. Mixed with pasta and topped with cheese. Very yummy and everyone loved it!
I made this because it was a quick and easy recipe to try after a busy workday. Grumpy was not thrilled that I had chosen this recipe (he is not a fan of peppers) but of course, you don't bite the hand that feeds you! It was not a disappointing dish at all and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I halved the recipe and it was perfect for the two of us. Will make this again for sure when needing something quick and easy! The only thing I did differently was I used a light dressing for less calories.
Loved this! I did make a few modifications. We don't care for italian dressing so I subbed olive oil and I steamed the broccoli first so it would be tender. This was the first time I had ever tried the 3 cheese chicken sausage and we really like it. I will be making this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Johnsonville(R) Smoked Chicken Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rigatoni
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 144
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