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Rachael's Chicken Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pasta Fake-Bake Recipe

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This recipe for Rachael's Chicken Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pasta Fake-Bake, by , is from The Perry Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melissa Morauer
Added: Monday, July 21, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound rigatoni
Salt
1 pound cooked chicken sausages
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 green or red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 cubanelle pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
Ground black pepper
1/2 c dry white wine or chicken stock, a couple of glugs
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, (recommended: San Marzano)
Handful chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 c fresh basil, 10 leaves, torn or shredded
1 c ricotta cheese
1 c freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus some to pass at table

Directions:
Directions:
Place a pot of water on the stove to boil for pasta. When the water boils, salt it and cook pasta to al dente, with a bite to it.

Prick sausages with a fork. Place chicken sausages in a large skillet and add 1 inch of water. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil to the skillet, 1 turn of the pan. Bring water to a boil then reduce heat a little. Allow all the liquid to cook away then brown and crisp the casings, 5 to 6 minutes.

Preheat broiler.

While pasta and sausage cook, heat a deep skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add the peppers, onions and garlic and season with salt and pepper. When the sausages are cooked through, slice them on an angle and add them to the peppers and onions. Cook together until peppers and onions are tender and sliced sausages are crisp at edges then deglaze the pan with white wine or chicken stock. Stir in crushed tomatoes and bring to a bubble, reduce heat to low.

Drain rigatoni and return to warm pot. Add ricotta cheese, salt and pepper, parsley and basil and half of the Parmigiano, a couple of handfuls, stir to combine.

To assemble the "fake bake," place half the sausage, peppers, onions and sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with all of the pasta and then the remaining sausage and sauce. Cover the top of the dish with the grated Parmigiano and place until broiler 2 minutes to brown cheese and set pasta.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray. This is another good dish to bring for a pot luck!

 

 

 

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