Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Italian sausage in a spicy, creamy, tomato sauce, what more could you wish for? Let us take you to flavour town!


  • 500g/4 cups Rigatoni pasta
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste/puree
  • 500ml/2 cup double/heavy cream
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Handful fresh basil torn
  • 1 tsp peperoncino chilli flakes
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil


In a large saucepan add the oil on a medium heat. Squeeze the sausage meat out of their skins and add to the pan and break up with a wooden spoon. Fry for around 5 minutes.

Add the garlic and peperoncino chilli flakes and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the tomato paste and cook off for 5 minutes. Add the cream, parmesan, basil, season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 until the sauce thickens.

Add the pasta to a pan of salted boiling water and cook until al dente.

Drain and add to the sauce and toss together until combined, finish with plenty of parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Serve and enjoy… Buon Appetito…

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