This dish is typically made with small elbow pasta. My kids wanted me to make it with Rigatoni so I did. Whatever pasta you decide to use you will love this. This was a very popular meal at the deli. Here is what you need for this:
10 oz. raw pasta – cooked (elbows, shells or Rigatoni)
6 Italian sausages
2 TBS olive oil
1 white onion – finely chopped
4 garlic cloves – minced
3 tomatoes – peeled and chopped
1 TBS tomato paste
1 TBS crushed oregano
1 cup tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
2 tsp. black pepper
Cook the pasta as per instructions. Drain and shock it. Set it aside.
Remove the sausages from the casings and brown. Drain it and set aside. Wipe the pan.
Add the olive oil and heat. Add the onions and cook for 4 to 5 minutes – until softened and translucent. Add the garlic and mix well. Cook for a minute and add the tomatoes and oregano. Cook the tomatoes for another 4 to 5 minutes. Make a well in the middle and add the tomato paste. Mix well. Add the tomato sauce and the water. Season with black pepper. Return the cooked sausage to the pan. Mix well and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the pasta to the sauce and heat it through. Serve with some Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Pasta no cheese – CALORIES 459.87; FAT 11.76 grs (sat 3.51; mono 4.64; poly 1.90); PROTEIN 19.12 grs ; FIBER 6.12 grs; CARBS 69.43 grs; CHOLESTEROL 30.24 mg; IRON 4.89 mg; SODIUM 639.81 mg; CALCIUM 87.79 mg