BAKED ITALIAN PENNE

Ellen Bales

By
@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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil salted water in a large pot. Add penne pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes; drain.
2
While 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.
3
Add salt and pepper, Italian seasoning and tomatoes to the skillet. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
4
Combine sausage mixture with pasta, spinach, mozzarella cheese and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.
5
Pour into a 9x13" glass baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese on top.
6
Bake 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