Friday, May 13, 2005

White Cheese and Sausage Pasta

White Cheese and Sausage Pasta (Adapted from CL)

4 cups dry rigatoni or any other short tube-shaped pasta
8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
3 ounces fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400

In a large pot of boiling salted water, add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add sausage - cook until browned, stirring to crumble. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

Add butter to the same skillet and allow to melt over medium heat - whisk in flour and allow to cook, whisking, for a minute or two. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Cook, stirring, until thick, about 8 minutes - remove from heat.

In a large bowl, toss together the sauce, cooked sausage Parmesan, crushed red pepper and salt. Scoop the mixture into a 7" x 11" baking dish coated with nonstick spray. Scatter the top with mozzarella. Bake until bubbly and the top is lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

Makes about 4 servings.

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  1. I'm a student and can't cook and managed to make this! Though i havn't eaten it yet.. it's in the oven... thanks!

  2. Anon - Fantastic! Enjoy.