Hearty Tomato Sausage Penne Bake

It's Italian night! Our cheesy, sausage and pasta bake can be on your dinner table in less than an hour.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
medium green or red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
can (19 oz ) Progresso™ Vegetable Classics hearty tomato soup
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
package (8 oz) Italian cheese crumbles (mozzarella, provolone, Romano and Asiago cheeses)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in bell pepper. Cook about 2 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Return to skillet. Add soup and basil to sausage mixture; heat to boiling.
  • 3 Drain pasta; place in baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese crumbles. Pour sausage mixture over pasta.
  • 4 Cover with foil; bake 25 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining cheese crumbles. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Serve wtih big helpings of steamed broccoli.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
1290mg
1290%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.