2 oz. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Garlic, Minced
1 lb. Ground Mild Italian Pork Sausage
1 Tbs. Fresh Thyme, Chopped
8 oz. Ricotta Cheese
3 oz. Parmesan Cheese, Grated
4 bottles of Carmelina San Marzano® Italian Passata (Tomato Puree)
1/2 oz. Fresh Basil, Chiffonade
2 oz. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1 lb. Rigatoni, Cooked
In a large saucepan, gently heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute over medium heat. Add the ground sausage and cook for 15 minutes, or until the bottom of the pan starts to dry out. Deglaze with white wine, stirring constantly, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Let the wine evaporate for 1 minute. Add the fresh thyme and the Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Passata (Tomato Puree). Bring to a boil over high heat and then add the salt, pepper, and ricotta cheese, and continue to cook until an aroma is present. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the sauce for about 30 minutes to combine the flavors. Following this, add the parmesan and basil as a final touch. Stir the sauce thoroughly and serve HOT tossed with Rigatoni.
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