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Acadian Rigatoni
Three ingredients form the foundation of this Acadian dish - onion, celery, and green bell pepper. It's delectable!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes


1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 pound hot Italian sausage, or andouille, casings removed, sausage cut into 1-inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree, one 16 ounce can
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
3/4 pound rigatoni

In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic. Cover the pan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, and black pepper. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes longer.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the rigatoni until just done, about 14 minutes. Drain and toss the pasta with the sauce.

Wine Recommendation: The fiery sausage and the acidity of the tomatoes and peppers will go very well with a refreshing slightly chilled red wine - a Chianti from Italy or a pinot noir from California.