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Rigatoni with Sausage, Asparagus & Cheese


Try this delicious Rigatoni with Sausage, Asparagus & Cheese recipe.

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  • 1 pound rigatoni
  • 1 pound Johnsonville Italian Sausage
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Serrano pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • extra virigin olive oil


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Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add asparagus to water and boil 3 minutes, then shock asparagus in ice cold water to cool. Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse, drain pasta again, coat in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set aside. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water to thin sauce.

Chop asparagus into bite size pieces and set aside.

In a skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat, add sausage, casing removed and break up with the back of a spoon. Season sausage with spices, cook for about 10 minutes, add onion, Serrano pepper, and parsley, cook 5 minutes more.

Pour in chicken broth, pasta cooking water, cook 5 more minutes. Toss in pasta, half the cheese and asparagus, mix well, cook a few more minutes. Serve with remaining cheese to garnish.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

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