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Sausage Baked Penne

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Sausage Baked Penne
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 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.

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

Directions

  • 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 Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Daily Value
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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