BAKED ITALIAN PENNE

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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

How to Make BAKED ITALIAN PENNE

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 425º oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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About BAKED ITALIAN PENNE

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