Coop Kitchen, Gluten Free, Vegetarian/Vegan

Italian Night

Are you in the mood for Italian food this week? This recipe from the Field roast website is sure to please. We’ve got everything you need right here at the Coop! We have wonderful rigatoni from Local Goods, right across the water on beautiful Orcas island! We also have kalamata olives from Mediterranean Organic. Come check it out!


A hearty Italian Sausage with rigatoni pasta tossed with caramelized balsamic onions, sweet cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives, garnished with fresh parsley.

Cook Time: 15min – Prep Time: 20 min – Yield: 4 servings


4 sliced Field Roast Italian Sausages
1 lb Local Goods Rigatoni pasta, uncooked or GF Pasta
1 Sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/4 cup Mediterranean Organic Balsamic vinegar
1 pint Cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup Mediterranean Organic Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1/2 cup Olivna Olive oil
Few sprigs Fresh parsley
Salt and pepper


Cook pasta as directed on the package, add salt when water comes to a boil.

Using a cast iron skillet or a nonstick skillet heat 1/2 of olive oil on medium high heat.

Add sliced onions, cook until they begin to turn golden. Add garlic then add balsamic vinegar and allow to reduce 5-10 minutes.

Remove onions and add remaining oil to pan. Add sausage and brown on both sides. Add onion mixture back into the pan, stirring until well coated.

Turn off heat and add remaining ingredients, toss with pasta and serve.


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