Rigatoni with Cheese and Sausage Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Servings4Cuisine
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Rigatoni12 Ounce, uncooked (6 cups)
 Sweet italian sausage1⁄2 Pound
 Butter/Margarine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
 Chopped onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sifted all purpose flour9 Tablespoon (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
 Milk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Shredded sharp cheddar cheese8 Ounce (2 cups)
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Tomatoes2 , sliced

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1103 Calories from Fat 497

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.1%

Saturated Fat 31.3 g156.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 153.1 mg

Sodium 1126 mg46.9%

Total Carbohydrates 102 g34%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.3%

Sugars 11.8 g

Protein 48 g96.1%

Vitamin A 40.2% Vitamin C 15.9%

Calcium 74.3% Iron 23%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cook rigatoni according to package,directions until al dente; drain.
Meanwhile, microwave sausage on high (full power) for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or until browned; drain.
Slice thin; set aside.
Combine melted butter or margarine and onion in 2-quart micro-proof bowl; microwave on high about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender.
Stir in flour; gradually add milk.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until hot; stir.
Microwave on high for an additional 2 minutes or until boiling.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Stir sausage and cheese sauce into rigatoni.
Place in 2 1/2-quart micro-proof casserole; top with sliced tomatoes.
Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes; top with reserved 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
Microwave on high an additional 5 minutes or until hot.
Let stand, covered, for 15 minutes before serving.
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