Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rigatoni
Source: Johnsonville Sausage
2 ounces uncooked rigatoni
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 package (12 ounce) Three Cheese Italian Style Chicken Sausage, sliced
1/2 cup Italian dressing
Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Cook rigatoni according to package directions in a large saucepan; add broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking time.2 In a large skillet, combine sausage, red bell pepper and Italian dressing; cook over medium heat until heated through.
3 Drain pasta and broccoli; transfer to a large bowl.
4 Add sausage mixture; toss to combine.
5 Sprinkle with cheese.
I came across this recipe in a magazine and figured between the enticing picture and the ease of preparation, I had to make it. It is absolutely delicious and I will be making this again. I was concerned that I should have waited to slice the sausage until after it warmed up so the cheese couldn't melt out of it, but I realized the cheese melts into the Italian dressing and creates a delicious sauce in doing so.
Sprinkle with some Peccorino Romano, pour yourself a glass of red wine, and dive in!