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Rigatoni With Cheese And Sausage

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Ingredients
  Rigatoni 12 Ounce, uncooked (6 cups)
  Sweet italian sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sifted all purpose flour 9 Tablespoon (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Shredded sharp cheddar cheese 8 Ounce (2 cups)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 2 , sliced
Directions

Cook rigatoni according to package,directions until al dente; drain.
Meanwhile, microwave sausage on high (full power) for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or until browned; drain.
Slice thin; set aside.
Combine melted butter or margarine and onion in 2-quart micro-proof bowl; microwave on high about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender.
Stir in flour; gradually add milk.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until hot; stir.
Microwave on high for an additional 2 minutes or until boiling.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Stir sausage and cheese sauce into rigatoni.
Place in 2 1/2-quart micro-proof casserole; top with sliced tomatoes.
Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes; top with reserved 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
Microwave on high an additional 5 minutes or until hot.
Let stand, covered, for 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Servings: 
4

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