Penne & Italian Sausage Bake

Recipe by CountryLady
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prick sausages in several places.
  • Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan set over medium high heat.
  • Add sausages& cook until evenly browned- about 8 minutes.
  • Remove from pan& cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Add onions to fat remaining in pan& saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Return sausages to pan.
  • Add fennel, garlic, cumin, peppers& celery; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Drain excess fat from pan.
  • Stir tomato sauce, basil& wine into sausage mixture.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat& simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook penne, according to package directions until el dente (about 10 minutes).
  • Drain- reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  • Combine sausage mixture, pasta & reserved cooking liquid in a 5 litre casserole dish.
  • Mix well.
  • Combine Mozarella& Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Stir into the pasta mixture.
  • Bake in preheated 375F oven for 30 minutes.
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