NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As the temperature cools, heartier meals are called for. Stephanie and Tony Tantillo have this suggestion.

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Sausage and Mushroom Rigatoni


3 ounces crimini  mushrooms

6 ounces rigatoni

2 spicy sausage links, quartered

One half of a large tomato, chopped

2 ounces of parsley

3 ounces of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

2 oz. Pecorino Romano


In a pot of salted, boiling water, add rigatoni.  Cook to directions on box.

Drain & set aside. Reserve pasta water.

In a heated pan – cook sausage until fully browned. Remove from pan.

Remove excess grease from pan.

Add olive oil, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

Add ¼ cup of pasta water, let mixture reduce (5-6 minutes, until mushrooms are cooked).

Add sausage, let cook for another 5 minutes.

Add rigatoni.

Season with salt, pepper & parsley.

Before serving, add cheese.


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