Christmas Pasta - Rachael Ray Recipe

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt.
  2. Add in the rigatoni; cook to al dente per package directions.
  3. While the water and pasta work, heat a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat.
  4. Add in 1 tablespoon olive oil; add pancetta to one half of the skillet, the sausage (both hot and sweet) to the other half of the skillet.
  5. Break up the sausage into bits and brown while the pancetta renders; then combine and cook together another minute or so.
  6. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  7. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet; then add in the beef and veal.
  8. Brown and crumble the meat into tiny bits; add in allspice, salt, and pepper.
  9. Add in the carrots, onions, and garlic; cook 5-6 minutes to soften the vegetables.
  10. Add the sausage and pancetta back to the skillet, draining away some of the fat.
  11. Deglaze the pan with the wine, scaping up all the good bits with a wooden spoon.
  12. Stir in the stock, then stir in the tomatoes.
  13. Check the seasoning to taste and adjust.
  14. Simmer over low heat until ready to serve, at least 10 minutes.
  15. Stir in half the parsley to finish.
  16. Drain the pasta and add back to the hot pot.
  17. Ladle a few spoonfuls of pasta over the sauce and add cheese to the pot.
  18. Stir to coat the pasta evenly; transfer to a large serving dish or individual bowls; top with remaining sauce and parsley; pass plenty of extra cheese at the table.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 489.43 Kcal (2049 kJ)
Calories from fat 272.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.28g 47%
Cholesterol 116.5mg 39%
Sodium 962.29mg 40%
Potassium 601.9mg 13%
Total Carbs 30.46g 10%
Sugars 2.29g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.43g 10%
Protein 35.28g 71%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 20.5mg 114%
Calcium 268.1mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 148.32 Kcal (621 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.18g 47%
Cholesterol 35.31mg 39%
Sodium 291.62mg 40%
Potassium 182.41mg 13%
Total Carbs 9.23g 10%
Sugars 0.69g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.74g 10%
Protein 10.69g 71%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 10%
Iron 6.2mg 114%
Calcium 81.3mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.8
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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