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VIDEO RECIPE: Rigatoni Alla Buttera

February 26, 2018

How about making Rigatoni alla Buttera tonight? It’s a simple combination using Italian sausage, crushed tomatoes, peas and heavy cream for a great flavor for dinner. 

Can’t wait to dive in! It’s a hearty sauce and big open noodles to catch all of the flavors!

Watch our video recipe from The Food Channel to to get step by step instructions:


  1. In a large saucepan partially brown sausage and add onions and crushed red pepper cooking until both sausage and onions are browned.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and simmer over medium heat for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta in heavily salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  4. Stir in peas to sauce, warm for 3 minutes, and finish with cream.
  5. Add sauce to pasta adding reserved pasta water.
  6. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.


  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • Crushed red pepper, pinch
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Rigatoni, prepared, reserve cooking water
  • Parmesan cheese