Italian Sausage Rigatoni
(I make it with Hungarian Sausage sometimes too, a little spicier!)
1 pkg. (19.76oz) Italian Sausage, grilled and coin-sliced.
1 pkg. Rigatoni pasta
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced (I buy it in the little pre-minced shaker)
1 large red pepper, chunked and sauteed
1 jar (26 oz.) of your favorite pasta sauce (we use a little more, and it's either Prego or Hunts garlic flavor)
3 tbsp. parsley, chopped (again, I use the pre-chopped shaker)
Cook sausage according to package directions, keep warm.
Cook the rigatoni according to directions, keep warm.
In a large pan place olive oil and garlic, saute lightly for 30 seconds (or a little longer, not to exceed 1 minute).
Add peppers and cook until crisp-tender.
Combine cooked sausage and pasta sauce with peppers and heat until warm.
Mix with the pasta, or serve separately.
Top with parsley (if desired) and serve warm.
The nice thing about this recipe is that you can add things to it (which makes it a GREAT beginners recipe.) I usually sprinkle mozzarella cheese on the top, and some Parmesan. :)
I'll go yank my recipe book out, there's another one my family really likes, called Yum-A-Setta. Basically hamburger, velveeta, meat and tomato sauce. You cook it in the oven, and it lasts a really long time.