Rigatoni With Sausage Cream Sauce

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Dinner, Everyday Italian Recipes, Lunch, Pasta Italiano, Quick & Easy, Sauces, Sausages, Side Dishes/Snacks

This is really a bona fide simple Italian recipe and a quickie to make. The sausage could be cooked and cut a couple of hours before as well as the sauce may be prepared while the water for the pasta is boiling. This recipe
may also be created using a tomato sauce rather than the cream sauce.



1 lb sweet Italian sausage (with fennel)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Freshly grounded black pepper
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
1 lb Rigatoni
2 tbsp minced parsley leaves


1 – Place the sausage in a saucepan with 1 1/2 cups water. Cover, bring to a boil and turn heat down to low. Simmer, covered for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sausage cool to room temperature. Remove casings from sausage and chop finely.

2 – In a medium skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add heavy cream, turn heat to low and cook until mixture is well blended and slightly thickened, stirring once or twice with a wooden spoon. Stir in sausage, nutmeg, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Stir in Parmigiano cheese and remove from heat.

3 – Cook pasta in 6 quarts boiling water with 1 tbsp salt until al dente. Drain in a colander, transfer to a bowl containing 1 tbsp softened butter and toss quickly. Mix 3/4 of the sauce with the pasta and spoon remaining sauce on top. Garnish with minced parsley and serve with additional freshly grated Parmigiano cheese.


Serves 4 to 6

Quick Recipe: Italian Meatloaf

Author: carla_guillermo  //  Category: Beef, Italian Meat Recipes, Lamb, Pork, Quick & Easy, Sausages

If you are more inclined to use the oven than the stove or just beginning to learn how to use one, this recipe is just for you.


What you will need:
• 1 large egg
• 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
• 1/2 tsp. dry oregano
• salt
• black pepper
• 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
• 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
• 1 1/2 lb ground beef or meatloaf mix


Prepare the oven by heating it up to 350 degrees. On a bowl, beat the egg and mix thoroughly with the other ingredients except ¼ cup spaghetti sauce. In a 9×5″ loaf pan, place the mix and place the spaghetti sauce on top. Bake for about an hour or until browned. Let it stand for about 10 minutes before serving the slices.