Penne and Smoked Sausage

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by carolinafan

Nice and cheesy.

Top Review by PSU Lioness

This was a great little casserole! I used 1 cup of milk after reading some reviews and I was worried that it wasn't going to be enough "sauce" for all of the pasta (I used 3 cups). After I baked it, I realized that I was wrong because it got really good. I usually stay away from recipes with a cream soup in them because I think they all kind of taste the same but this one did not disappoint. It was simple and easy and my entire family liked it. Thanks for posting! I will make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 lb smoked sausage or 1 lb fully cooked kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 12 cups cheddar French-fried onions, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat for 5 minutes; drain.
  3. In a large bowl, combine milk and soup. Stir in 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup cheese, peas and sausage.
  4. Drain pasta; stir into sausage mixture.
  5. Transfer to a greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Cover and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese.
  7. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

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