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Penne Sausage Bake

"This hearty pasta dish was inspired by the delicious sausage rolls served at our favorite Italian restaurant," relates Vicky Benscoter of Birmingham, Alabama. "I serve if frequently for supper since it's easy to prepare and my husband thinks it's great!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 3 cups fat-free meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in oil for 6-7 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir until sausage is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and pasta.
  • Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 276 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 948mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • char04
    Apr 7, 2014

    Very good and easy to make.

  • dkay81
    Oct 15, 2013

    This was relatively quick to make, but the result was a dish that seemed like a lot of time went into. It was delicious and my husband had seconds (and we had leftovers for lunch). I will definitely be making this again!

  • CalgaryMomTo3
    Nov 11, 2012

    This is definitely a keeper. This made a 9x13 pan for me although I didn't measure everything exactly just threw stuff in. I'll double the green peppers next time and add some mushrooms. I added some ground pepper, just a personal preference.

  • ConnieK
    Jul 5, 2012

    Very satisfying and tasty. This is a great fall/winter dish.

  • talon49
    Mar 2, 2012

    Have made this recipe many times for family & company, it is delicious! The only change I made was to use my own homemade tomato sauce.*****

  • hbaseley
    Aug 28, 2011

    Good recipe! Our family of four liked this, and It made enough that I can freeze half the casserole for another night. I will probably try adding minced garlic clove next time.

  • alyssabird91
    Jul 1, 2010

    I have made this recipe multiple times and it comes out great every time. However I use pork sausage. It's a pretty big recipe, if you use leftover just add a little pasta sauce and it's good to go.

  • sbuffman
    Jan 31, 2008

    I wasn't able to find the Italian Turkey sausages so just used sweet italian sausage. It added a bit more fat, but it was a great dish and so easy to make.