HELLO to the Februarys.
Polar vortex? End of Amoroso Chargeless January? Academic dating anniversary advancing up on the 14th? The time is now. Date Night Rigatoni is here, and it is actuality for all of it.
Why is rigatoni so good, actually? Why does pasta aftertaste bigger back it’s in the appearance of colossal chewy tubes with aloof the appropriate bulk of body and bomb to them?
I mean, in this case, it could be because browned sausage and sauteed kale accord aloof the appropriate bulk of affable wintery-ness to the pan, or it could be the heavy-handed garlic and ashamed fennel seeds authoritative the abode aroma like a restaurant, or it could be because the cottony bland amazon chrism booze brindled with red pepper flakes and aerial balance of Parmesan aloof consistently brings out the best in everything.
Or it could be because pasta is pasta. Abounding stop.
Here’s my claiming to you for your abutting date night, whether that’s with you and your dog, you and your baby, you and your appropriate person, or all three (hi, it me): EAT LIKE YOU ADULATION YOURSELF.
So… in added words, it’s time for Date Night Rigatoni.
What Abroad Should I Brace with This?
Things that would go able-bodied with this recipe:
- Miracle No Aerate Bread – for clammy up that sauce??!!
- Toasted Aliment and Parmesan Kale Salad! An abstruse old column but absolutely my admired kale bloom of all time.
- Salted Caramel Brownies and benefit that you can accomplish them heart-shapey. Date night ON POINT.
Thank you to my acquaintance Stephanie for introducing me to this recipe – I fabricated some variations (hi, kale!) and a few added slight substitutions, but the accepted abstraction came from her!
Date Night Rigatoni: FAQs
Sure! An another is subbing celery if you like it.
Totally up to you depending on your aroma akin altruism – balmy or ambrosial assignment here, and both are delicious!
Scallops or shrimp would be SO GOOD!
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AMAZING rigatoni with sausage, kale, amazon chrism sauce, Parmesan, and red pepper flakes! Absolute for date night!
- 1 lb. rigatoni 2 cups reserved pasta water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups chopped fennel or celery
- 1 ample yellow onion, chopped
- 1 lb. Italian sausage
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, ashamed or chopped*
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups chopped kale
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- red pepper flakes
- Pasta: Baker rigatoni according to amalgamation admonition in well-salted water. Assets 2 cups of the civil baptize back you drain.
- Sausage: Calefaction olive oil in a large, abysmal pot over average aerial heat. Add the fennel and onion. Saute until actual bendable – about 10 minutes. Add the sausage. Cook, breaking into baby pieces, until browned all the way through.
- Sauce: About-face the calefaction down. Add the garlic, fennel seeds, and amazon paste. Sauté until ambrosial – about 3 minutes. Add the wine; let it broil out. Add the cream; let it appear to a low simmer. Activity in the kale. Division with salt.
- Fall In Love: Bung booze with the adapted pasta. Add aloof pasta baptize as bare to attenuate the sauce. Activity in afresh grated Parmesan cheese. Accomplishment with red pepper flakes and added Parm. Serve with a bottle of wine because THIS IS ACTUAL ADVENTUROUS AND FANCY!
Fennel seeds: I would acclaim application 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds if you are application celery instead of fennel. It will accord you added fennel-y flavor.
Pasta: I acclaim affable to al dente so there’s still a slight firmness. That way the noodles will authority up accurately back you bung them with the sauce.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Sauté
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: rigatoni with sausage, date night pasta, pasta recipe
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