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Sun-dried Tomato and Sausage Pasta

This quick and easy week-night dinner packs a flavor punch!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small or medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 package sweet Italian turkey or pork sausage removed from casings if applicable
  • 1 7 oz jar of sun-dried tomatoes rough chop
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 14 oz rigatoni or other pasta
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot or dutch oven and begin boiling water for pasta.
  • Chop onion and add to olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until onions begin to become translucent.
  • Add chopped garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add sausage and break up with wooden spoon. Stir and cook until sausage is nearly cooked through. Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente.
  • Remove the sun-dried tomatoes and some oil from the jar, give them a rough chop and add into the onion, garlic and sausage mixture. Stir until fully combined and then occasionally for 3-5 minutes. Salt & pepper to taste.
  • Pour wine into the sun- dried tomato and sausage mixture to help de-glaze the pan and get all of the delicious bits up from the bottom of the pot! .
  • Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, spoon it out of the pasta water into the sun-dried tomato & sausage mixture. Do not rinse your pasta! The starch from the pasta water sticking onto the pasta will help thicken the dish.
  • Stir together until fully combined and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Finally, stir in the parmesan cheese and serve immediately! Bon Appetit!
Keyword Cheese, Pasta, Sausage, Tomato