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Sausage Basil Rigatoni

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This Sausage Basil Rigatoni with my simple Sausage Basil Rigatoni makes the perfect weeknight dinner!

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Pasta night happens quite often at our home each week.  This gorgeous pot of pasta with my homemade sauce, ground sausage, fresh basil and sprinkles of Parmesan cheese is going to make your family very happy.  It’s one of our simple favorites.  Hope you enjoy!

Sausage Basil Rigatoni


My biggest tip with cooking pasta, is be sure to not overcook it.  In fact, I cook it 1 minute less than the package recommends to ensure it still has that nice bite to it.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Brown your sausage then add your cooked pasta back to the pot.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Prepare my simple 10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Really tastes like it’s been simmering all day.  This one’s a keeper.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Add the sauce to the pasta.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Fresh basil up next!  I find my perfect leaves, stack them, roll them then thinly slice.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Gently stir.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, more fresh basil and dinner is served!  Enjoy.

Sausage Basil Rigatoni


Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Sausage Basil RigatoniPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 25 min


  • 1 pound dry Rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce, click HERE for recipe


    1. Cook pasta according to package directions being careful to not overcook pasta. Drain and set aside.
    2. Brown sausage in large pot over medium heat until cooked through. Stir in cooked pasta, salt, pepper, 10 minute Homemade sauce, and fresh basil. Stir gently, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve warm.

Makes 8 Servings

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  1. 1

    A great dinner idea! It is sure to have my family running to the table!

  2. 2
    Blake says:

    Love Rigatoni pasta – this recipe will be a welcome addition when planning our weekly menu


  3. 3
    Naomi says:

    Such a fab idea for a weeknight meal!

  4. 4
  5. 5
    Maria Lichty says:

    Looks like a crowd pleaser!

  6. 6

    Now this a pure comfort for me. Looks delicious!

  7. 7

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  8. 8

    Yummy… It’s absolutely delicious!

  9. 9

    This looks amazing! I will definately give it a try!
    I hope I will manage as I am not a great cook!

  10. 10

    Delicious and so tasty looking post this is.
    Am feeling here so hungry and like to taste this recipe.
    Now am going to try this at my kitchen.

  11. 11
    Blake Ann Antida says:

    Hi Jenny! I just made this recipe last night and had it for lunch today. It was delicious! I’ll definitely be adding this to my recipe files. So simple, yet so tasty! Mahalo for sharing! Blake Ann

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