Sausage Basil Rigatoni

This Sausage Basil Rigatoni is a super tasty pasta recipe that will feed the whole family. It’s extremely easy to make in under 30 minutes!

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

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!

Boil Pasta until Al Dente

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.

Prepare Homemade Pasta Sauce

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.

Pour Sauce Into Pasta

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

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Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

This Sausage Basil Rigatoni is a super tasty pasta recipe that will feed the whole family. It's extremely easy to make in under 30 minutes!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Jenny Flake
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  • Stove


  • 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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions being careful to not overcook pasta. Drain and set aside.
  • 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.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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7 Responses
  1. Blake Ann Antida

    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

  2. Blake

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


  3. Sommer @aspicyperspective

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

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