Cheesy Sausage Penne Recipe
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Cheesy Sausage Penne Recipe

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This lasagna-like entree takes me back to my childhood. I got the recipe from a friend's mother, who fixed it for us when we were kids. I made a few changes to it, but it's still quick and delicious. —Dallas McCord Reno, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 422 calories, 23 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 667 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream and onions.
  3. In a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish, layer half of the pasta and sausage mixture. Dollop with half the cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with half the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Sausage Penne in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 422 calories, 23 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 667 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2014

Been some time since I've made this delicious dish. Making for dinner tonite!!

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

This is really good, but very indulgent. Everyone liked it, but we all felt like it was a major cheat meal.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

I use less cream cheese...

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

Love this one! Even my VERY picky kids will eat it. It's a family fave!

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

My mom was the only one in my family that liked this recipe!! Niether my dad or I liked it. The sour cream sauce is too intense and was really really sour. I would make a huge substitution if I was to make this again!! We ate all of it because I didn't want to cook anything else. This is one of only a handful that I have gotten from ToH that we did not like!

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