Rigatoni with Sausage and Peas in Vodka Sauce

Rigatoni with Sausage and Peas in Vodka Sauce.


Rigatoni with Sausage and Peas in Vodka Sauce


For 4 Person(s)

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion cut into a 1/4 Inch dice
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage removed from the casing
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Vodka
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil and cook the rigatoni to just under al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Put a large saute` pan over a medium flame and heat the oil. Add the onion and saute` for 1-2 minutes. Add the sausage and saute` while breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook until all the sausage is browned, about 7-8 minutes.
  3. Add in the vodka, tomatoes and salt. Cook until the alcohol reduces, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the peas to the pan and stir in the heavy cream. As soon as the pan returns to a boil add the al dente pasta.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses, allowing the residual heat of the pan to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.




Tuesday, 30 October 2018
this dish is awesome! everyone loved it and I will be making it often. only thing, in the directions...
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- drodak
Monday, 29 October 2018
Excellent we loved this so easy to make ! - vstonelake
Sunday, 24 June 2018
Delish!!!! My family’s new favorite! - JoAnnLash