Celebrate #NationalPastaDay

It’s National Pasta Day! Did you know there are over 600 known pasta shapes? That’s a lot of pasta! Enjoy a Taste of Italy with Simply Roundy’s Organic Pasta made with only the finest organic Italian durum wheat. Enjoy a perfect al dente bite with this recipe for Penne Rigate and Mariano’s Italian sausage.

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Penne Rigate with Italian Sausage & Rapini


  • one package of Simply Roundy’s Organic Penne Rigate
  • 1/2 lb. of Mariano’s Mariano’s Italian sausage (hot or mild)
  • 2 cups of Simply Roundy’s Organic Tomato & Basil pasta sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 bunch of rapini (broccolini), blanched
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • BrightFarms Fresh Basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan
Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve one cup of pasta water. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage and garlic in oil over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Add the rapini, pasta sauce and seasonings; heat through.
Drain pasta; toss with tomato mixture add in pasta water as needed. Sprinkle with cheese and fresh basil.

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