Mostaccioli with Sausage and White Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6

Ingredients

  1. 1 box (1 pound) Mostaccioli
  2. salt
  3. 1 pound Compliments Mild Italian Sausage, casings removed
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  6. 1 jar (24 ounces) Arrabiata Sauce
  7. 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  8. 1/2 cup Compliments Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Method

  1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan, bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add mostaccioli and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender to bite, about 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine sausage, onion, and garlic in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring often and breaking up sausage into bite-size pieces as it cooks, until well browned, 8-10 minutes. Drain off and discard any excess fat in pan.
  3. To sausage mixture add arrabiata sauce and beans. Cook over mediumhigh heat, stirring often, until hot, 3-4 minutes. When pasta is done, drain it well then return it to pan. Add sauce and 1/2 cup parmesan. Mix well then spoon into serving bowls. Offer additional cheese to add to taste if desired.

Healthier Alternative: To lower the fat, use Italian turkey sausage.