BAKED ITALIAN PENNE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

I found this recipe on the back of a penne rigate box. Sometimes those are the very best recipes.
Photo: Hodgsonmill.com
08-19-15


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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
penne rigate
1 lb
ground italian sausage, mild
2 c
onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp
italian seasoning
2 can(s)
(14.5 oz.ea.) crushed tomatoes
3 c
fresh spinach, roughly chopped
8 oz
mozzarella cheese, cubed
1 c
grated parmesan cheese, divided

Step-By-Step

1Boil salted water in a large pot. Add penne pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes; drain.

2While pasta is cooking, heat large skillet over medium -high heat. Add sausage, onion and garlic. Saute sausage, while breaking it up with back of spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

3Add salt and pepper, Italian seasoning and tomatoes to the skillet. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.

4Combine sausage mixture with pasta, spinach, mozzarella cheese and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.

5Pour into a 9x13" glass baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese on top.

6Bake in a preheated 425ยบ oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling. Refrigerate any leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian