Ingredients at Firehouse Pantry
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Rigatoni Campagnolo
like Carrabba's®
Italian sausage, peppers, and goat cheese in a pomodoro sauce.

Serves: 4
Prep. Time: 1:00

1/2 lb. Italian sausage
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup minced yellow onion
1 med. red bell pepper - julienne
2 cloves garlic - minced
1/4 cup dry white wine
4 cups canned whole peeled tomatoes - minced, undrained
1 pinch crushed red pepper
salt and pepper - to taste
1 lb. Rigatoni pasta - cooked al dente
1/4 cup grated fresh Pecorino Romano cheese
2 Tbls. torn fresh basil leaves
4 oz. Caprino cheese OR other goat cheese - crumbled

Ingredients at Firehouse Pantry

-Remove sausage from the casing and break into chunks.
-Cook sausage in olive oil over medium heat until browned slightly.
-Add onion and peppers sauté until softened.
-Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
-Add wine and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
-Add tomatoes and red pepper; season with salt and pepper.
-Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
-Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened.
-Stir in pasta, Romano, and basil and simmer for 3 minutes.
-Portion onto plates and top with the crumbled goat cheese.

Make It A Meal: Serve with Bruschette like Carrabba's® and finish the meal with Chocolate Dream like Carrabba's®.

2 Visitor Comments About This Recipe
  • I found this on your site and just HAD to try it! OMG!!! It is fantastic! My husband and I thought it was the best pasta dish we have ever had - and I looked like the best chef! Then I went to Carrabba's and tried their recipe to compare - UG - it was awful! Thank goodness yours is not like theirs... Your sauce is perfectly balanced with the pasta and the flavors are smooth. Their recipe drowns the pasta in sauce. I strongly recommend making the sausage in small pieces. Your version is GREATLY appreciated! Fantastic job!

  • This item as been removed from the menu at Carrabbas near us. But now we just make it ourselves. Excellent and easy. Thank you Robbie, we really enjoyed it..

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