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Italian Sausage and Spinach Rigatoni Bake
I am very fortunate where I live to have a fantastic butcher who makes a wonderful range of sausages and black pudding. I love sausages so when I am passing, I like to stop by and buy a few sausages to stock up the freezer. One thing they don’t do, however, is Italian Sausage. I guess its just not to the taste of the locals. Sad really, since I love it. Usually flavoured with fennel seed and a little red wine, it’s a much more interesting sausage than most.
However, all is not lost. Sainsburys do a Sicilian Sausage which is ideal, but if that’s not available, they do a Toulouse sausage and you could add your own fennel seeds.
In this recipe, I take the skin off and tear the meat into small chunks, like mini meatballs. Coupled with the cheesy tomato sauce, it makes a satisfying and tasty dinner that is relatively quick to make.