This pasta dish lures you with sausage, onion and pepper and seals the deal with gooey fontina cheese.
Sponsor recipe courtesy of New York Bakery
Sausage, Onion and Pepper Baked Pasta
Total:
35 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
25 min
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
25 min
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Add both cans of tomatoes and 1 cup water. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat slightly, add the basil sprigs and simmer rapidly, uncovered, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Discard the basil and season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon, until brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a large bowl using a slotted spoon. Add the green and red bell peppers and onion to the skillet with the sausage drippings and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden in spots, about 8 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the sausage.

Cook the rigatoni in the salted boiling water until very al dente, about 2 minutes less than the package directions. Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl.

Add the tomato sauce, half of the fontina and half of the Parmesan to the bowl and stir well to combine. Transfer the pasta to a 3- to 4-quart baking dish and top with the remaining fontina and Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until browned, about 15 minutes. Let the pasta stand about 10 minutes before serving.

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