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That should be no surprise if you’ve been to the site before. We are constantly sharing delicious dinner recipes, and many of them happen to be pasta dishes. Usually some sort of meat is involved too, and today’s recipe has sausage. I admit I wasn’t a huge fan of sausage growing up, but fortunately my taste buds have changed and I LOVE it!
Today’s recipe was inspired by one I spotted on Allrecipes a few months ago. It had cheese, pasta and sausage which was good enough reason for me to give it a try. I ended up changing a few things and ended up making it even better by adding some cream cheese. You guys – this Creamy Sausage Penne Bake was FANTASTIC! In fact, everyone who tried it (which includes my fam and a family from church) gave it rave reviews. You guys know I’m not only about delicious recipes, but easy ones too and this one is very simple. Here is what you’ll need to make this dish:
Creamy Sausage Penne Bake Recipe
- 12 oz penne pasta
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 lb mild Italian sausage
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 14.5 oz tomatoes diced
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook pasta as directed on box. Drain and set aside.
In a large pan, heat oil and cook sausage until brown. Add heavy cream, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cream cheese and spices. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add cooked pasta to the sausage/tomato mixture and toss to coat. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for 18-20 minutes. ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com.
Brown your sausage.
Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add pasta and stir to coat.
Add pasta to your pan.
CANNOT wait to make this again – it was too good, which means it’s automatically on the monthly meal plan!
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