Instant Pot Sausage & Rigatoni with Goat Cheese is the perfect Sunday dinner or hearty pasta dinner to feed a large group of people. The creamy and tangy goat cheese compliment the sausage and peppers in tomato sauce.
My husband and I have started going to a 4-course wine dinner at Carrabba's this year.
We've only been to two, but the two that we have been to the food has been delicious and wine incredible.
During our last wine tasting for our pasta course we had a rigatoni with sausage and peppers and a slice of goat cheese on top.
I didn't realize it was goat cheese until I tasted it and then I thought ohhh I love this creamy/tangy cheese paired with the sausage and peppers.
I continued to enjoy a tiny little bit of cheese with every bite of pasta. I knew that I had to recreate this dinner at home.
After two testings at home I achieved this recipe for Instant Pot Sausage & Rigatoni with Goat Cheese!
It's so good and perfect for a Sunday dinner or any night of the week that you want dinner done in under an hour.
This pasta makes a lot as well. So, whether your cooking for a crowd or just for a few people you can freeze any of the leftover pasta for a future meal.
It's very easy to freeze pasta. First, you want to make sure you have a freezer safe container.
I like to go to the restaurant supply store and purchase metal tins with paper lids. You know--like the ones you find at the steakhouses.
Once the pasta has reached room temperature, place it inside the container.
For this pasta, do not freeze the goat cheese. You can add that once it's recooked.
Place the pasta in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.
How do you cook frozen pasta?
First, you'll want to defrost the container in the refrigerator overnight. Then add to a skillet with 1/4 cup of water.
Cook for 5-10 minutes until warmed. Then, plate and add the goat cheese on top of each plate.
Here are a few of my favorite items to pair with my recipe for Instant Pot Sausage & Rigatoni with Goat Cheese.
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