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Cheesy Sausage Penne

 Cheesy Sausage Penne
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
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a
  • small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream and onions.
  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Yield: 12 servings.

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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.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.