My Cook: Sausage and Rigatoni Bake

February 1, 2019
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Sausage, pasta, cheese, and marinara sauce. That’s all you need to know about this quick and easy recipe that's sure to become a firm favorite. Italian sausage, a good marinara sauce, and rigatoni pasta are a team that’s hard to beat. Adding a little spinach boosts the flavor (and is a great way to hide a serving of veggies). Top it all off with a health dose of hot and bubbly mozzarella cheese and this dinner will be eaten faster than it takes to put it all together.

Ingredients

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  • 2 links sweet italian sausage (about 8-10 oz), vacuum sealed
  • 4 oz rigatoni pasta
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

Load the sausage, spinach, and rigatoni into your Suvie. Enter the My Cook settings and cook.

My Cook Settings

Protein: 155˚F, 45 min

Veg: 5 min

Starch: 15 min

After the cook remove the sausage from the pan and pat dry. Remove the sausage from the vacuum seal pouch and cut into thin rounds.

 

Drain the spinach in a fine mesh strainer and gently press to remove excess liquid.

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Divide the pasta, spinach, sausage, and marinara sauce between the two pans. Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine.

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Top with the mozzarella cheese and broil for 10 minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbling.

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Serve immediately and garnish with fresh basil. Bon appetit!

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Wine Pairing

For this Italian-inspired dish you can't go wrong with a good Italian wine. We recommend pairing this pasta bake with a glass of Sangiovese. This Tuscan varietal is the perfect compliment to tomato-based dishes and will really bring out the flavors of this meal.

Dan Snedeker