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    Baked Sausage Penne

    Baked Sausage Penne. Photo by lazyme

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    IngridH's Note:

    I love baked pasta, but wanted to make something a little different from most of the recipes that I saw. I use homemade marinara and homemade pesto, but feel free to use jarred if that's what you have on hand. You can also use chicken or turkey sausage instead of pork if you wish. This was intended to make dinner for two plus leftovers, as there are only two of us in the house, and I wanted it to be easy enough to pull together on a weeknight. Serve with a green salad, garlic bread, and a nice glass of red wine. Cooking time includes prep and resting time.

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    Serves: 3



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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350.
    2. 2
      In a large pot of boiling, salted water; cook the pasta just to al dente. You don't want it mushy, as it will cook more in the oven.
    3. 3
      While pasta is cooking, brown the italian sausage in a saute pan over medium heat, breaking it up into small pieces.
    4. 4
      Drain any accumulated grease and discard.
    5. 5
      Add the marinara sauce, pesto, italian seasoning and chili flakes. Stir, and let simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 -6 minutes, until the sauce comes to a boil.
    6. 6
      Taste, and add salt, pepper, or more italian seasoning as necessary.
    7. 7
      Drain the cooked pasta, and place in a mixing bowl.
    8. 8
      Add the sauce mixture and 3 ounces of the shredded cheese. Stir to combine.
    9. 9
      Coat an 8 x 8 (or similar sized) baking dish with cooking spray.
    10. 10
      Place pasta mixture in the baking dish, spreading to fill the dish evenly.
    11. 11
      Top with the reaining cheeses.
    12. 12
      You could make ahead to this point, and refrigerate until you are ready to cook, but if so, your baking time will be longer.
    13. 13
      Bake, uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
    14. 14
      Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 31, 2011


      Yummy! I made this with hot Italian sausage and a whole wheat penne. Very simple and great comfort food. My grandson finished this off rather quickly, lol. Thanks Ingrid for a nice meal. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.

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    • on May 26, 2011

      Whole family loved this easy weeknight dinner. Made for ZWT 2011. A keeper!

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    • on April 18, 2011


      We enjoyed this tasty comfort food very much Ingrid. The pasta was perfectly cooked, bathed in sauce and wrapped in warm melted cheese. I used hot italian pork sausage, scoobi doo pasta, homemade hot n spicy marinara, 2 tbsps basil pesto, added all the seasonings and a good quality parmesan, resulting in a wonderful tasting meal. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Sausage Penne

    Serving Size: 1 (308 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 729.9
    Calories from Fat 328
    Total Fat 36.4 g
    Saturated Fat 14.9 g
    Cholesterol 83.9 mg
    Sodium 1824.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 67.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
    Sugars 12.4 g
    Protein 33.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pesto sauce

    italian seasoning

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