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Tempting 'Spicy Rigatoni' Recipe Is a True Weeknight Treat

If you’re looking for an easy but elegant pasta dish, you’re going to love this spicy rigatoni recipe. This decadent meal is simple but full of flavor. You’ll be able to whip it together in less time than heating a frozen pizza. TikTok content creator @beautyofthefoodie shares her recipe for this easy weeknight meal!

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This spicy rigatoni looks absolutely sensational and is so effortless to prepare. She explains in the video that one of the key comments of this recipe is making sure to cook the tomato paste long enough to develop the flavors. And don’t forget to add the pasta water, just before the pasta has finished cooking, to help thicken the sauce. We always seem to forget this step when making sauces. This is such a beautiful recipe, we can’t wait to taste it!

If you have a family of big eaters, you could always make a breaded chicken cutlet or grilled chicken breast to go along with this dish. The audience was pleased to have this recipe for their weeknight menus, and viewer @milaakar commented, “Miss girl, we are in sync. I just served this up for dinner + meatballs and homemade garlic bread.” That sounds like a fantastic idea! Viewer @Jen.P.Scott shared a great tip with us, “Did you know if you add a sprinkle of baking soda to onions, it speeds up the caramelization process?” We did not, and are thankful for the lesson!

This is the perfect meal to throw together when you’re short on time. Since that happens to us a lot, we will, without a doubt, be making this very soon.