Scott Conant’s Rigatoni with Sausage, Spinach and Goat Cheese | Food Network

With sweet and spicy sausage, tangy goat cheese and fresh spinach, Scott’s pasta dish is the perfect easy weeknight meal!
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Rigatoni with Sausage, Spinach, and Goat Cheese
Level: Easy
Total: 40 min
Active: 30 min
Yield: 4 servings Ingredients


Salt to taste
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage or a combination of sweet and spicy, casings removed
3/4 pound rigatoni
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
4 ounces spinach, well washed and dried and coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2 pint cherry, grape or sungold tomatoes
4 ounces fresh goat cheese
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the sausage and use a fork to crumble the sausage into the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high, and fully cook the sausage, adding some of the pasta water to deglaze the pan.


Cook the rigatoni until just shy of al dente. Before draining, reserve about 1 cup of the cooking water.

Add the pasta to the pan with the sausage, reserving the cooking liquid, and add the parsley. Add the spinach and tomatoes and cook, tossing, until the spinach has wilted. Add some of the reserved cooking liquid, if needed. Remove from the heat. Crumble the goat cheese with a fork and add it along with the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Add a bit more of the cooking liquid if needed and serve.

Cook’s Note

Which wine? A Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (DOC) transforms the widely cultivated Montepulciano into an enticing wine with warm, red fruit aromas, including ripe red cherries and currants. A good quality bottle would be perfect with this hearty dish.


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Scott Conant’s Rigatoni with Sausage, Spinach and Goat Cheese | Food Network

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