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NOLA's Fennel Rigatoni Pasta with  Italian Sausage, Whipped Ricotta, Marinara

NOLA's Fennel Rigatoni Pasta with Italian Sausage, Whipped Ricotta, Marinara

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the rigatoni and cook for 4 minutues for fresh pasta and 8 to 9 minutes for dry pasta. Drain, reserving about 1/4 cup of the pasta water, and set aside.

    In a large saucepan over medium-high heat cook the Fennel Sausage until brown, about 4 minutes. Add the marinara and stir well. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss well. If the sauce is too thick, add a little of the pasta water.

    Evenly divide the Whipped Ricotta between six plates and using the base of a spoon, spread the ricotta on the bottom of the plate. Divide the pasta and sauce among the plates. Garnish with freshly grated Parmigiana-Reggiano and basil chiffonade.

    Serve immediately.