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

  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 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




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