Pressure Cooker Rigatoni with Sausage & Peas
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 12 ounces uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
- 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
- Thinly sliced fresh basil, optional
- Select saute or browning setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; adjust for medium heat. Cook sausage until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes, breaking into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add tomato paste; cook and stir until meat is coated, 1-2 minutes. Stir in next 5 ingredients; pour in water.
- Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on low for 6 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Press cancel. Stir in cream; heat through. Top with cheese and, if desired, fresh basil.
Nutrition Facts1-2/3 cups: 563 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 802mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 23g protein.
Jan 7, 2019
This sounded like a great recipe so I decided to make it this past weekend. I added a small finely chopped onion along with the minced garlic and used goat cheese, not feta (I didn't sprinkle it on top as the recipe suggested - what I actually did was use a little bit more than the recipe called for and stirred it into the pasta at the end, letting it melt throughout). I also substituted a half teaspoon of Cajun seasoning for the red pepper flakes. As the previous reviewer mentioned, there was a lot more liquid than the photograph of the finished recipe would suggest, which alarmed me at first. As the dish cooled, the sauce thickened a bit. After refrigerating the leftovers overnight, the sauce was no longer thin and it reheated quite nicely in the microwave. In fact, as with many Italian dishes, the flavors blended together and it actually tasted better the next day. This would be a great dish to make in advance and then pull out the next day to reheat and serve, but I would suggest stirring in a couple of tablespoons of flour to thicken the liquid if you would like to eat it right after preparing. I ended up enjoying this recipe and would definitely make it again.
Jan 7, 2019
I was looking forward to this but was disappointed. I made as stated (husband picked up the tomatoes and got fire roasted so the flavor of the sausage didn't come through). I was much more liquid-y than the picture. The best part was the melted feta as it was slightly gooey.