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Italian Sausage Pasta

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, italian, one pot recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 715kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage - sliced
  • 1 medium onion - diced
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend
  • 8 oz rigatoni pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet with deep sides, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the sausage slices and diced onion.
  • Cook until sausage is browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Drain any excess fat from the pan.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken stock, tomato sauce, heavy cream, Italian Seasoning Blend, House Seasoning Blend and rigatoni.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pasta from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
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  • Get a little Spicy: Add a little red pepper flake or hot peppers .
  • More Cheese: Melt some Mozzarella on top of the pasta before serving or add some dollops of ricotta.
  • Love the Vegetable: Add some mushrooms, spinach, kale or other vegetables to build your flavors.
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