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Creamy Spicy Rigatoni with Italian Sausage

  • SERVES: 4
  • PREP: 10 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes

An easy-peasy yet flavorful weeknight meal!

This kind of weather makes us want to cozy up with a warm bowl of comfort...ideally one that isn't a huge hassle to prepare. This easy pasta recipe is a riff on an Italian-American classic but with the brilliant swap out of gochujang chili paste instead of tomato sauce for a spicy kick. The best part? Chopping is optional! Plus it's ready in less than 30 minutes. What's not to love?

  • 8 oz

    packaged rigatoni pasta 

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 16 oz

    mild Italian sausage

  • 3

    tablespoons gochujang paste

  • 3

    tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1 ½

      cup heavy cream 

  • 1

    teaspoon onion powder

  • 1

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1

    teaspoon mushroom powder or chicken bouillon powder

  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, freshly grated

  • Chopped Italian parsley for garnish (optional)

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