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Mar 25, 2008 05:07 PM

Help- what can I put in this pasta dish to make it come together better?

I followed a recipe for 'country rigatoni' that called for browning hot sausage (I added onion) and adding to it a box of rigatoni cooked with broccoli, and a couple of cans of cannellini beans. It tastes good, but I really think it needs a sauce of some sort. Problem is, I can't use dairy as I keep kosher. Any suggestions?

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  1. How about deglazing the pan after the suasage & onions with white wine. Use a woodspoon to scrape all the brown stuff off the pan bottom. Also some chicken stock would work added near the end

    1. In addition to the wine and broth mentioned above, you could mash up some of the beans to bind the ingredients and liquids together.

      1. I have no idea whether adding an anchovy is kosher or not, but in addition to the above suggestions, I'd whack in a fillet or two.

        1. also consider using a tiny bit of the pasta's cooking water to add body

          1. You could also deglaze the pan w/ a little lemon juice, as I think that flavor would complement nicely, and add as suggested a little pasta water or mashed beans or stock to make it come together with some herbs at the end .