Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Spicy Rigatoni with Creamy Meat Sauce

What can you say about pasta? How delicious it is? How easy it is? How it feeds a lot of people? Yes to all those things! And this dish is no different. Throw everything into a pan and you’re good to go! Well...you’ll need to cook the pasta first so technically it’s two pans, but still. This is WAY good and WAY easy! Double it to feed lots of hungry people or if you like lots of leftovers!!!

Spicy Rigatoni with 
Creamy Meat Sauce
8 ounces of rigitoni ~ cooked and drained
1 24-ounce jar pasta sauce
1 pound Italian sausage
1 small onion ~ diced
1-2 cloves garlic ~ minced
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 - 2 cups fresh grated Parmesan cheese
In a large skillet, saute the diced onion and minced garlic for a few minutes.
Add the meat and seasonings and cook until done.
Pour in the jarred sauce and stir.
Then add the cream.
Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine.
Turn off heat.
Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top and cover pan. Allow to sit until cheese melts.

Let's make some yummy pasta!

Saute the onion and garlic then add the meat and seasonings.

Cook until the meat is done 
then add the pasta sauce.

Next comes the cream!

Dump in the cooked pasta.

Sprinkle with cheese! Eat it up!