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One Pot Rigatoni with Gorgonzola and Sausage

Indulge in the irresistible flavors of our Today’s Best Recipe—One Pot Rigatoni with Gorgonzola and Sausage. This quick and easy one-pot pasta dish combines tender rigatoni noodles, savory Italian sausage, vibrant grape tomatoes, and the creamy richness of gorgonzola cheese, all in just 30 minutes. Whether you’re navigating a busy weeknight or embracing a leisurely weekend, this recipe promises a deliciously satisfying meal.

One Pot Rigatoni

One Pot Rigatoni with Gorgonzola and Sausage

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 tablespoons garlic-herb butter
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups rigatoni pasta
  • 6 ounces of crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 4 cups baby spinach

Garlic-Herb Butter:

    • 1/4 cup softened butter
    • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
    • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
    • 3/4 tablespoon fresh basil
    • 3/4 tablespoon fresh oregano
    • 3/4 tablespoon rosemary
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make One-Pot Rigatoni with Gorgonzola and Sausage:

  1. Cube butter.
  2. Preheat a 4-quart stockpot on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add sausage to the pot and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring to crumble meat until it reaches 160 degrees and no pink remains.
  4. Once the sausage is browned, add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until tomatoes soften.
  5. Remove the sausage mixture set aside.
  6. Return the pot to medium heat; deglaze by adding broth and bring to a boil.
  7. Add pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes until al dente (do not drain).
  8. Add sausage mixture, butter, gorgonzola, and spinach to the pot.
  9. Remove from heat; stir until butter melts and spinach wilts.

Expert Tips:

  • Place paper towels at the bottom of a large bowl and use a colander to drain grease after cooking the meat.
  • Make your own herbed butter for extra flavor. Allow one hour of refrigeration before use.

Recipe FAQs:

Q: How long can I store leftovers? A: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Q: Can I make substitutions? A: Yes, consider using hot Italian sausage or penne pasta, and try cherry tomatoes cut in half.

Q: Any additional add-ins for extra flavor? A: Experiment with 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup pepper jack cheese, or deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup white wine before adding broth. Garnish with lemon zest or parmesan cheese.


Mommy’s Memorandum offers a delightful journey into the world of comfort food with our One Pot Rigatoni with Gorgonzola and Sausage. Perfect for busy schedules, this 30-minute pasta dish on a vibrant yellow plate will satisfy your cravings with its fusion of flavors and textures. Explore more culinary delights on our Pinterest Dinner Board for an endless array of delicious recipes.

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