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Rigatoni w/Portuguese Sausage

A simple local-style pasta with Portuguese sausage and a creamy tomato sauce. You can have a nice dinner in 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Local
Keyword: creamy tomato sauce, nice dinner, Portuguese, Sausage, rigatoni, pasta
Yield: 1 Serving
Calories: 2881kj
Author: Sid Alapai


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion liquified in blender
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. Portuguese sausage, sliced
  • 1 28 ounce can plum tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 ounces rigatoni
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
  • fresh basil garnish (optional)


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add olive oil and sauté onion and garlic for 2 min.
  • Stir in oregano, basil, salt and hot pepper flakes and cook for 1 min.
  • Add Portuguese sausage; cook, stirring, for about 5 min or until cooked through.
  • Blot excess fat using paper towel.  Break tomatoes up with hands and add to pan.
  • Stir in tomato paste and cream.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 15 min.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.
  • Add pasta; cook according to package directions.
  • Drain well; return to pot. Pour in the sauce, stirring until pasta is well coated.
  • Garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil optional.


Calories: 2881kj | Carbohydrates: 278g | Protein: 118g | Fat: 141g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 330mg | Sodium: 4630mg | Potassium: 2755mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1585IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 13mg