” Penne Rigate alla Contadino ”

Last nights dinner, rigate alla contadino,
a rich concoction you might find at a poor farmers table.
Even at a simple farmers dinner table you can find pasta,
sausage, cheese, cream and vegetables.
With a little imagination and love for food, you can turn these
simple ingredients into a dish fit for a king   🙂


Ingredients :

Penne Rigate,          cooked al dente, strained, reserve some of the cooking liquid
Morcilla,                   thinly sliced
Chorizo,                     thinly sliced
Peppers,                     julienned
Onion,                        julienned
Garlic,                         paste
Tomato,                      wedges
Scallions,                   sliced
Parmesan,                 grated
Hot sauce,                 to taste
Salt,                             to taste
Olive oil,

Method :

Saute onions and garlic until translucent, add chorizo and peppers and saute one more minute.
Add pasta,cream, cheese, morcilla and seasoning, simmer and mix well for another minute.
If texture becomes too thick, add some cooking liquid until you have the desired  texture.
To serve, sprinkle with scallions and more parmesan.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !



  1. sorry, chef but ‘contadino ‘ in italian concept is only with vegetables,, maybe the spanish contadino like using chirizo sausage


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