Penne and Smoked Sausage
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
Even the picky eaters in our family loved it! (Also it makes 6 decent sized servings, so a family of 4 will have leftovers.) I made a few slight modifications - I used 2 - 13oz pkgs of Eckridge smoked sausage, 1 can of condensed milk (in place of 2% milk), and since the grocery stores in our area don't carry cheddar french fried onions, I used the regular ffonions, with white cheddar popcorn seasoning.
I would call this a starter recipe. I kicked it up with some changes. Used my food processor and ground up some cheezits I had, about 3/4 cup. Added cheesits to the soup mix, I added Italian seasoning, white pepper, garlic and onion powder to taste. I cut the sausage in half medallions and cooked these with purple onion, garlic and minced celery. I then substituted peas for a frozen bag of California mix veggies. I cooked the veggies in with the sausage. Combined it all and used regular fried onions and mozzerella in the top
great dish easy to make my wife doesn't like peas so we used green beans so it became a green bean casserole dish
I made this the first time today and we really liked it, I think next time I will add a few spices as a little kick to it. Other than that, this is a keeper.
Great and easy. My husband asks for it every couple weeks.
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Very good and quick. I felt that it needed a bit more in the mix for flavor. So, I sauted some peppers, onion and minced garlic and mixed them into the pasta and sausage mixture. I also added some Italian Seasoning and salt. It turned out really good.
I made this last night and we both liked it a lot. I somehow missed that the french fried onions were supposed to be cheddar flavored so I used regular. My husband and I both enjoyed this dish very much, but thought something was missing - just didn't know what. The cheddar flavor may have made the difference, but we will definitely have this again! Thank you for a great yet easy recipe!
It looks like I am in the minority. I did not care for this at all. I’m not sure why, I like all of the ingredients just not the combination. By the way Meijer stocks the Cheddar French-Fried Onions for those people having a hard time find them.
I sauteed onions, red bell pepper and celery and mixed it in. I didn't use peas or the fried onions in the recipe. I also used a cheddar jack cheese instead of mozzarella. My family loved it!