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Baked Sausage and Penne

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Baked Sausage and Penne
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6
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Add something cheesy to your family's dinner! Bake this delicious casserole made with pork sausage and pasta.
Updated Feb 18, 2014

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
  • 1 lb bulk Italian pork sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (24 oz) marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In Dutch oven or 3-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time; drain and return to Dutch oven.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Add sausage, marinara sauce and basil to cooked pasta in Dutch oven; stir well. Spoon into baking dish.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg. Spoon over pasta mixture. Sprinkle with cheese blend.
  • 4
    Cover; bake 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cover the baking dish with a sheet of foil sprayed with cooking spray to prevent the foil from sticking to the cheese.

Nutrition

580 Calories, 27g Total Fat, 31g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Total Fat
27g
0%
Saturated Fat
11g
0%
Sodium
1260mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
0%
Dietary Fiber
5g
0%
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 3 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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