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

You are in for such a treat with my 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

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.

Brown Sausage and Add Cooked Pasta

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

Prepare Homemade Pasta Sauce

Prepare my simple 10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce.

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

Pour Sauce Into Pasta

Add the sauce to the pasta.

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

Gently stir.

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

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

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Sausage Basil Rigatoni
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, italian, pasta, Sausage Basil Rigatoni
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Jenny Flake
  • 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
  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. 

  3. Stir gently, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Sausage Basil Rigatoni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 493mg 21%
Potassium 275mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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