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Apple Sausage Rigatoni

Ok, I'll admit, this recipe seemed a little out there when I saw it on; however, after I realized that it had 5 ingredients, one pot, and only took about 30 minutes to make, I had to try it!

End Result: Not bad!

To be honest, the apple was a little of a taste-bud surprise, but the golden delicious apples are really mild. Here's the link to Better Homes and Gardens recipe, but as with everything with cooking, substitute with what you have! Here are my modifications... And as a side note, I think in the future I'll skip out on the apples and toss in some veggie of some sort instead. My (and Dan's!) traditional taste buds aren't used to fruit with our meat. :)

Apple Sausage Rigatoni

1 16-oz. box of penne pasta (cooked, drained)
4-5 sweet Italian sausage links (the big ones for hot dog buns) (sliced)
2-3 golden delicious apples
3/4 c. gorgonzola cheese
3/4 c. whipping cream.

1. Cook, drain, and set aside your pasta. In the same big pot, brown the sausage slices.
2. Add the apples and cook until tender, about 7 minutes.
3. Add the pasta, cheese, and cream then heat until warmed and the cheese crumbles disappear.
4. Enjoy! (And enjoy your easy clean-up!)


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