This Speedy Sausage Rigatoni is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.
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Pork and Oregano Sausage Meat(ContainsSulphites)
Wheat Rigatoni Pasta(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Sun-Dried Tomato Paste
Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic
Chicken Stock Paste
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
Sugar for the Sauce
Water for the Sauce
a) Fill and boil your kettle.
b) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
c) Once hot, add the sausage meat and fry until browned, 4-5 mins. Break it up with a spoon as it cooks (keep it quite chunky). IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat.
a) Fill a large saucepan on high heat with the boiling water and add 1/2 tsp salt.
b) Add the rigatoni and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.
c) When cooked, drain in a colander and pop back into the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.
a) Once the sausage meat has browned, drain and discard any excess fat.
b) Add the balsamic vinegar and allow it to evaporate for 30 secs.
c) Stir in the sun-dried tomato paste and cook for 1 min.
a) Add the finely chopped tomatoes, chicken stock paste, sugar and water for the sauce (see ingredients for both amounts) to the frying pan.
b) Stir and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, 5-6 mins. IMPORTANT: The sausage meat is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
a) When the sauce has thickened, stir through the spinach a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 2-3 mins.
b) Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.
a) Add the cooked rigatoni to the sausage sauce, along with half the cheese.
b) Toss together until combined.
c) Serve the sausage rigatoni in bowls finished with a sprinkling of the remaining cheese. Enjoy!