Penne and Smoked Sausage Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 17, 2022
This must-try casserole tastes so good when it’s hot and bubbly from the oven. The onions add some crunch. —Margaret Wilson, San Bernardino, California
Penne and Smoked Sausage Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  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° until bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheeses. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 619 calories, 42g fat (18g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1522mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.