Monday, June 01, 2009

Spicy Italian Sausage Penne Bake

I got the idea from a friend's blog and it's been a big hit among friends and family. I must give "Delish" credit for this one.  The way I prepare it is slightly different, but with same ooey-gooey, comforting goodness as the original. 


16 oz. penne pasta (I used the Barilla whole grain penne)

1/2 – 3/4 lbs. hot Italian sausage, grilled and sliced
2 10 oz. jars of pasta sauce 
3/4 c. heavy cream
2 tsp. italian seasoning
1 tsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. white pepper1/2 tsp.  
cayenne pepper
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese  (or you may use the shredded Kraft Italian cheese blend)


1.  Grill Italian sausages and slice them.  

2.  Set sliced sausages aside.

3.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Boil pasta until al dente.  

4.  Drain pasta and add Italian sausage.

5.  Add pasta sauce, heavy cream & all spices to the pot.

6.  Stir occasionally over medium heat for 5 minutes. 

7.  Pour pasta into 9×13″ baking dish. 

8.  Top with mozzarella & Parmesan (or Italian blend) cheese. 

9.  Bake 25-30 minutes until cheese is bubbly and browned.

10.  Enjoy!

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