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Penne and Smoked Sausage Casserole Recipe

Penne and Smoked Sausage Casserole Recipe

“This must-try casserole tastes so good when it’s hot and bubbly from the oven,” writes Margaret Wilson from Hemet, California. “The cheddar french-fried onions lend a cheesy, crunchy touch.”—Margaret Wilson, Hemet, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar french-fried onions, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat for 5 minutes; drain. In a large bowl, combine milk and soup. Stir in 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and sausage. Drain pasta; stir into sausage mixture.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheeses. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.