• 3 Tbs. Olive Oil*
• 3 Garlic Cloves – minced
• 1 Medium Onion – chopped
• ½ Cup Red Wine* (use a wine that you would drink)
• 1 28oz Can San Marzano Tomatoes*
• 1 Cup Roasted Sweet Peppers, red, or yellow – cut into strips
• 1 Medium Onion – chopped
• 4-5 Links Italian Sweet Sausage* – sliced on the diagonal
• 6 Tbs Fresh Basil – finely chopped
• Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
• 1 Lb Rigatoni
• Freshly Grated Cheese – your choice*

If you don’t want to roast your own you can buy roasted red peppers in a jar at the Market.
In a large pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil and then add the garlic and sauté for a few minutes until soft and fragrant. Add the onions and continue cooking until they become soft and translucent.
Add the wine and cook simmer until you can no longer smell the alcohol. Next add the tomatoes, peppers, sausage and basil. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as necessary. A little Peperoncini* is also a good thing to add if you like a little spice.
Cook for about 20-30 minutes on a lower heat.
When that is almost ready to serve bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and pasta and cook al dente’. Drain and then add to the large pan with the peppers and sausage turning to coat. At the table, pass a little extra virgin olive oil and the grated cheese.
A good red wine and Cannoli or Italian Rum Cake for dessert and it’s a Feast.

*Available at the Market