Chicken sausage and apple rigatoni takes about thirty minutes from start to finish, which means it’s a snap to pull together on a busy weeknight!
Evenings are crisp and cool, and the sun is still warm throughout the day. It’s a phenomenal time of year; one of my absolute favorites!
Though many of the recipes I make with apples are sweet (like apple cinnamon cheesecake bars, honey cardamom apple pie or apple bread), apples also make a great addition to savory meals, and they pair wonderfully with meats like pork and chicken.
And especially well with the chicken sausage in this simple stove top rigatoni recipe.
I used gala apples in my recipe, but there are plenty of other apples that would work well, too.
I rough chopped the apples, and onions and peppers into bite sized pieces.
Then, I seared the chicken sausage in a hot pan with olive oil so it was browned on all sides, all crispy and juicy.
While the sausages rested for a few minutes, I sauteed the apples, onions and peppers in the pan juices.
After a few minutes, I sliced the sausages, and they went in, too.
I love the fact that this meal is pretty much ready in one single pan, aside from the pot I used to boil the rigatoni, and ready in under thirty minutes.