Penne with Cheesy Tomato-Sausage Sauce

Add something cheesy to your family's Italian dinner. Serve pasta with pork sausage and tomato sauce - ready in 25 minutes!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

8
oz. (2 2/3 cups) uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
1/2
lb. bulk Italian pork sausage
1
(15-oz.) container refrigerated tomato pasta sauce
1/4
cup shredded fresh basil
2
oz. mozzarella cheese, diced (1/2 cup)
1
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

  • 1 Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, brown sausage in large saucepan. Drain; return to saucepan. Add pasta sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in basil and mozzarella cheese. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted.
  • 3 To serve, spoon sauce mixture over cooked pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

Rigatoni or fusilli can be used in place of the penne.

Try fresh mozzarella in this recipe. Made from whole milk, fresh mozzarella is softer, less elastic and sweeter than regular mozzarella, which is made from skim or part-skim milk.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
1010mg
1010%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.