Pasta will always be one of my favorite dinners. I can truly go for pasta with a good marinara and some Parmesan cheese. My husband on the other hand needs to have meat along with his pasta dishes. He’s also super picky about tomatoes. I know. I don’t understand it either. This Turkey Sausage Rigatoni with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce is now on his approved list.
While this looks very indulgent, I cut a lot of calories using turkey sausage, extra vegetables, and 1/2 the cheese of typical baked pasta dishes. If you are going to cut things like cheese, you need to replace flavor. That’s where the fire roasted tomatoes, crushed red peppers, and seasonings come in. The topping has parsley and a garlic cheese dried seasoning on top. I love Delallo brand garlic cheese seasoning. It literally tastes like garlic bread. Fire roasted tomatoes add lots of flavor to chili and pasta without extra calories. They also aren’t super “tomato-y.” If someone in your life is a little picky on tomatoes, try these.
Turkey Sausage Rigatoni with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce is easy, but still impressive. I serve this on a random Tuesday or on the weekend when friends come to dinner. It’s a perfect back pocket recipe when you’re having unplanned company. The holiday season specifically brings a lot of “surprise gatherings.” Don’t scramble because you didn’t thaw a roast or you haven’t been grocery shopping. Stock your pantry for easy impressive pasta dishes like this one.
I really hope you make this one guys. I think you and your family will love it. Tag me on Instagram @freshfitkitchen if you make it and leave a review on the recipe below. I look forward to your feedback!
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