Baked Rigatoni with Sausage

Hey everyone…

I hope you are enjoying your friday as opposed to being freaked out because it’s Friday the 13th. Lol. It’s my ex-wife’s birthday today. Makes sense. Lol. I kid.

I wanted to share one of my all time favorite recipes today and that it Baked Ziti with sausage but I had rigatoni on hand so today, it’s Baked Rigatoni with Sausage. 🙂

Here goes:

I 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes

1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce

3 Tbs Tastefully Simple’s Mama Mia Marinara Mix

1/4 cup park cheese (can be shaker cheese)

1 1lb box of ziti or rigatoni

2 cups of mozzarella

1lb of sausage (I used sweet italian as my wife does not like hot sausage but it can be used in stead)

Pre-heat your oven to 350

We are going to start with the tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, mama mia seasoning, and parm cheese.

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Throw those in a pot and simmer.

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While that is going, add some sweet italian sausage to a pan and sautee. You will cook these for about 17 – 20 minutes over medium heat.

Here’s the start

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And when done

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Once they were done, I cut them up into chunks.

When I threw the sausage in the pan, I also started my water for the pasta, It’s at a boil now…

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I salted it at the beginning with kosher salt and now I want to add my pasta.

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It cooked for about 12 minutes. JUST TIL AL DENTE. NO MUSHY PASTA HERE. Lol.

Once done, drain and throw in a baking dish.

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Add the cut up sausage.

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Remember that sauce that you had simmering on the stove, throw it on top.

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Add cheese…

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Cover the top of the baked rigatoni with said cheese.

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Bake in that pre-heated 350 oven and remove when it starts to crust. About 25 minutes.

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Plate and enjoy!

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If you want to enjoy some of the yumminess that is Tastefully Simple, check out my website at http://www.johnbokin.com. Join me on Facebook for all great recipes http://www.facebook.com/foodiejohnnyb. Please feel free and share if you like this recipe!

To your abundance!

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

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