Penne with Vodka Sauce & Turkey sausage

Angie Robinson


Gotta love the melty, cheesy, meaty goodness of a pasta bake! I have recently started using vodka sauce and enjoy it's great flavor. Turkey breakfast sausage is a nice way to lighten it up a little.
It's a good way to use up zucchini and sneak it in on the kids :)

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35 Min


40 Min




3/4 lb
fresh turkey breakfast sausage (jenni-o is good)
1/2 c
chopped onion
1-2 tsp
garlic minced
7 oz
penne pasta, i used barilla whole grain 1/2 box
24 oz
vodka sauce-bottled
1 1/2 c
mozzarella -with a touch of cream cheese, or any kind
1/4-1/2 c
feta cheese, sliced
1/4 c
frozen onion and peppers blend
8 oz
baby bella mushrooms, sliced
zucchini, diced

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook the pasta till al dente', drain. Preheat oven to 350. Break up the turkey sausage in a skillet, and cook with the onion and garlic till browned, drain.
Put the meat mixture back into the pan, add all the other veggies and half of the sauce. Cook about 5 min over med heat. Add the pasta to the mix.
Spray a baking pan with Pam. Place half of the meat- noodle sauce mixture into pan. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, and lay the feta slices on top.
Place the rest of meat-sauce mixture on next. Add the other half of the vodka sauce. Top with the remaining cheese, and cover with foil.
Bake for 30 min, or until bubbly. Remove cover and let cook for about 10 min more until cheese is nicely golden. Let stand 10 min. before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #cheese, #sausage, #sauce, #vodka