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Sausage Baked Penne

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Sausage Baked Penne
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8
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Bring Italian flavors to your family’s dinner table tonight. Italian pork sausage and penne pasta star in this cheesy dish.
Updated Jun 26, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 oz) penne pasta
  • 1 lb bulk Italian pork sausage
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups tomato pasta sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Small fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 3
    In large bowl, stir together sausage, ricotta cheese, garlic, dried basil, pepper flakes, salt, pepper and 2 cups of the pasta sauce. Add cooked pasta; toss gently. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Top with remaining 2 cups pasta sauce. Arrange mozzarella cheese slices over sauce.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition

590 Calories, 29g Total Fat, 26g Protein, 57g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Total Fat
29g
0%
Saturated Fat
12g
0%
Sodium
990mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
57g
0%
Dietary Fiber
4g
0%
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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