Rigatoni Pasta with Chorizo

Rigatoni Pasta with Chorizo

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"This is a great, fast dinner that's perfect for a potluck or weeknight meal. You can substitute chicken for the sausage, or delete the sausage to make it vegetarian, and it would still taste great!"


50 m servings 574 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 574 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 960 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rigatoni, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, and bell pepper. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chorizo slices, and continue cooking until the chorizo is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.
  3. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the milk, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the diced tomatoes, salt, and pepper, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes to thicken and smooth the sauce. Stir the cooked chorizo into the sauce along with the drained rigatoni pasta. Stir, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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  1. 22 Ratings


I might be being nice by giving this recipe four stars. It was fine, and we gobbled it down, but it really reminded me of hamburger helper. Not a fancy end for some excellent chorizo. We used ha...

This was simple to put together and yummy! I used fresh from the garden tomatoes instead of canned, and added a bit of cumin and red pepper flakes. It was a good way to use up some chorizo. I...

Well...I blew it. I didn't have any bell peppers or diced tomatoes, but I did have a can of Italian diced tomatoes and added the drained can to the white sauce. I followed the recipe otherwise...

We liked this. I followed the recipe except for I did not use all chorizo sausage, I was afraid that would be too much for my family. Instead I used 1/4 chorizo and the balance in Italian pork...

Love it, of course I did my own thing with it but the inspiration is there! I used a vegetarian chorizo, added some cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, tomato paste instead of the milk, little su...

Very delish no problems I added some mixed veggies for some color and to make it a bit healthier. I also used fat free milk and low fat butter spread

I had to alter this a little as I went along. First, we use ground chorizo in our house so I browned that up instead of using the slices, so the outcome was textured like a meatsauce and spicy ...

Very good. I've come to love chorizo, and am always looking for more recipies. This one makes the book.

It was okay, nothing more. I added some chili powder to my plate to give it some flavor. Its just tomato bisque with chorizo added. I doubt if I will make it again.