I’ve been on a roll lately, trying new recipes that are a little outside of my comfort zone. I’m a true Dutch girl so most of my meals consist of a meat, a potato, some sort of veggie and a fruit – applesauce anyone? A few weeks ago, I tried a pasta dish that seemed a little strange to me, but is now a regular in our household. Behold Sausage and Goat Cheese Rigatoni, courtesy of www.savvyeat.com.
I tried this recipe because of a few things: peppers were on sale at Kroger, I had a log of goat cheese from Trader Joe’s just begging to be opened, and I had a coupon for Johnsonville’s Chicken Sausage. I’ve never had chicken sausage before, so I was very interested to try it.
I’ve made the recipe three times since finding the recipe on Pinterest. The first time, I followed the recipe as written, but I’ve made a few adjustments in my second and third tries. First, I tossed the pasta with some marinara before topping with the peppers and onions. I also didn’t have any dry white wine in the house (I was a little thirsty this weekend…), so I skipped that step and just threw the sausage in with the peppers and onions.
And the results: fantastic! We’ve had it three times in the last 6 weeks; it’s that good! The flavors are different than your average pasta dish – the peppers and onions are delicious with the goat cheese. I don’t cook very often with sausage, but I’m hooked! This dish is a now a regular in our house – you should try it today!