Cheesy Penne Pasta and Smoked Sausage Casserole

"Smoked sausage is my new go to meat for a tight budget, so I have been searching for something to use it in besides Jambalaya. I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine and loved it! I just had to share it! For a healthier casserole, I use whole wheat pasta, turkey smoked sausage, 98% fat free soup and low fat cheese."
 
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Cheesy Penne Pasta and Smoked Sausage Casserole created by AZPARZYCH
Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
1 cup
Serves:
6
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ingredients

  • 2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 14 ounces smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 12 cups cheddar French-fried onions, separated (I couldn't find cheddar, so I used regular and it was great)
  • 12 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • 12 cup cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
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directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, brown sausage in a skillet and drain. (I skipped this step since I was using fully cooked turkey smoked sausage and wouldn't have any fat to render).
  • In a large bowl, combine milk and soup.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup onions, 1/4 cup of each cheese, and sausage.
  • Drain pasta and stir into sausage mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

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  1. AZPARZYCH
    Cheesy Penne Pasta and Smoked Sausage Casserole Created by AZPARZYCH
  2. AZPARZYCH
    Very good casserole!! Had everything we love. I used mini penne noodles and put a little extra french fried onions on top. Will make this again, but will try with cream of chicken soup and put a lot more onions on top. Made for Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.
     
  3. Southern Bug
    This was good, easy, cheap, and used things already in the pantry. I added about 1/2 cup sour cream to the milk/soup mixture. Next time I may add peas like others suggested. This makes a lot, and we enjoy the leftovers.
     
  4. Queenofcamping
    Very Good! My kids and MIL loved it.
     
  5. Dissie
    This was very good. I did add more cheese as we like our macaroni and cheese, cheesier. I used dreamfields rotini pasta. My son said he would eat this everyday! Great comfort food and it came together fast, for a good quick evening meal. Served with a side salad. I was thinking of adding in some spinach, but thought I would try the real recipe first and add things later. Thanks for the recipe!
     

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