Lamb Sausage Pasta

This hearty pasta dish made with fresh lamb sausage, rigatoni pasta and tomato basil sauce is ready to dig into in only 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4


package (1 lb) rigatoni pasta
tablespoon vegetable oil
lb fresh lamb sausage
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
cup shaved Parmesan cheese
cup torn fresh basil leaves

  • 1 Heat stockpot of salted water to boiling. Add pasta; cook as directed on package.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook about 10 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and no longer pink (160°F). Remove sausage from skillet to plate.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat pasta sauce to a simmer, scraping bottom of skillet to lift brown pieces leftover from cooking sausage.
  • 4 Add 1/4 cup pasta water and the drained cooked pasta; toss. Cook 1 minute. Transfer to large serving platter. Top with sausage, cheese and basil.

Expert Tips

Substitute pork or chicken sausage for the lamb sausage.

Fresh lamb sausage can usually be purchased from butcher shops or grocery stores with an in-house meat department.