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Fall ushers in so many of my favorite things such as colder weather, pumpkin spice everything, and comfort food. To me, pasta is the epitome of comfort food, and this rustic rigatoni with sausage and peppers delivers every single time. A hearty yet healthy(ish) meal that comes together in 30 minutes.
Quick. Easy. Delicious. My sort of dinner perfection! Not quite a one pot meal, but the recipe does not require a whole lot of clean up either.
To make the recipe even more enticing, it is super simple on your wallet as well. To keep my grocery budget under control, I try to include one or two budget-friendly meals every week. It’s crazy the cost of whole organic foods. But, it’s a cost that I am happy to pay to keep my family eating well. If you are trying to gain control of and rein in your grocery budget check out some of my tips and tricks here.
One of my not-so-favorite things about Fall is hurricane season. We are currently prepping for Florence, and she’s looking formidable. Hopefully, she isn’t as destructive as everyone is predicting. If you are in her path, stay safe! And keep an eye out for the other storms further out. Fingers crossed none of them make landfall, and they keep their selves out at sea where no one can get hurt.
This rustic rigatoni with sausage and peppers reminds me of another Fall event, the North Carolina State Fair! And who doesn’t love all the food? Being gluten free puts quite a damper on all the fair foods. Fried Oreos I can pass on any day (yuck), but my soul hurts a little when I can’t have the Italian sausage. Since this rigatoni combines all the same flavors without the gluten, it is perfect for satisfying the cravings.
And, if I’m totally honest, I loathe crowds. I’d prefer to enjoy these flavors in the comfort of my own home served with my amazing rustic serveware to complete the mood. Preferably also in my yoga pants while sitting down. Walking around while trying to eat isn’t something on my to-do list. I’m not that coordinated.
So, are you ready to give this rustic rigatoni with sausage and peppers a try?
If you love this rigatoni with sausage and peppers recipe please SHARE! Also, check out these other easy weeknight meals: Kielbasa Stir-Fry, Veggie Penne Pasta, and Baked Lemon Rosemary Chicken.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
|Passive Time||0 minutes|
- 12 ounces gluten free rigatoni
- 1 pound mild italian sausage
- 1 whole onion diced
- 1 whole red bell pepper sliced
- 1 whole green bell pepper sliced
- 1 whole yellow bell pepper sliced
- 2 cups baby kale and spinach blend salad mix
- Boil water for pasta and prepare according to package
- In a large chef pan, cook sausage. Be sure to break into smaller bite sized pieces while cooking
- Drain half of the grease
- Add the onions and pepper and saute until tender
- Pasta should be ready now. Drain and set aside
- Add the greens to the top of the sausage mixture
- Pour the rigationi into the pan and allow the greens to wilt before mixing
- Once mixed, serve immediately and enjoy
Nicole DawsonSeptember 24, 2018
That’s a nice, hearty bowl of pasta right there!
ShanophiaSeptember 24, 2018
This looks so good. Saving for our next pasta night!
KortneySeptember 25, 2018
I’ve never been to a fair, but it sounds to me I would rather be chilling at home with a big bowl of this pasta!
StephSeptember 25, 2018
YUM. I love everything about this dish! Looks perfect for a night in on a cool evening.
adrianaSeptember 25, 2018
This looks so delicious! Definitely going to try it out, love this idea!
Jules ShepardSeptember 25, 2018
The smell of peppers and onions definitely reminds me of the fair!
KellySeptember 25, 2018
Looks like a great fall dish. Love the warm, great flavors.
KristinaSeptember 25, 2018
fall is my favorite, and this recipe DOES go so well with fall! I am loving the flavors, need to try something like this soon!
BriannaSeptember 25, 2018
Sausage and peppers anything is always a win, but when there is pasta involved it is even better. I love quick and easy weeknight meals like this!
Shani | Sunshine & MunchkinsSeptember 25, 2018
I’m not a fan of peppers but this looks like something I could omit and it would still taste yummy!
Alisa FlemingSeptember 26, 2018
We used to make this exact dinner often! Okay, almost exact – I used just spinach (not kale fans here) and spicy sausage! It’s such a wonderful simple meal.
Kathy HesterSeptember 26, 2018
I love that you used 3 colors of bell peppers. Sausage and bell peppers is a delicious flavor combo too.
SandiSeptember 27, 2018
I can’t wait to try this with some gluten free noddles. I am always looking for more recipes that are easy to switch to Gluten free and taste amazing.
JereannSeptember 27, 2018
I love a good hearty bowl of pasta!! Your recipe looks so delicious!
STACEY CRAWFORDNovember 20, 2018
So simple and tasty! Excellent recipe 🙂
Raia ToddNovember 21, 2018
Looks delicious! I’d love that for dinner!
Renee D KohleyNovember 21, 2018
That was much easier than I was envisioning – such simple delicious ingredients!
ChihYuNovember 21, 2018
that looks so delicious! I’m totally craving this dish now!
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanicaNovember 26, 2018
Looks delicious! So relieved that there are more gluten-free pastas available now.
That’s a hearty bowl of goodness there!!
Cheryl MalikFebruary 18, 2019
I just love these flavors! Perfect comfort recipe for colder weather.
Joni GomesFebruary 18, 2019
You had me at rigatoni! Bell peppers are some of my favorites and this is a great recipe!
JeanFebruary 18, 2019
Such a healthy and delicious looking pasta dish! Love all the colors
saraFebruary 19, 2019
I’m always in for a new pasta dish, can’t wait to try this one! I’m always looking for gluten free ideas for family dinners as my sister in law in gluten free too!
HopeFebruary 20, 2019
Loving all of the fresh ingredients in this dish! Looks healthy and tasty!
ZuzanaFebruary 23, 2019
Perfect choice for a quick meal
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday!February 23, 2019
Now that’s what I call comfort food, so much goodness going on!
Laura DuffyFebruary 24, 2019
So simple and comforting yet totally delicious! I bet my kids would love this 😊
Anne LawtonFebruary 24, 2019
I love all of the ingredients in this pasta dish. It looks delicious!
Leslie-AnneFebruary 24, 2019
Yum! I also don’t love crowds, so I think tucking into a bowl of this at home in yoga pants sounds divine!!!