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Mozzarella Penne Recipe

One of the best Italian recipes ever- Mozzarella Penne! BEYOND delicious! So creamy with lots of flavor!!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 754 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 cup onion or 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 30 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp wondra flour
  • 2 1/4 cup milk
  • mozzarella grated
  • parmesan grated

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat your oil. Add onion and garlic, stir. Add sausage, breaking up well. Add tomato sauce and spices, let simmer.

  2. Fill a pot with water and set on high heat. Once boiling, add salt and pasta. Cook el dente.
  3. To make Bechamel; On med-low heat, melt butter in a saucepan. When melted, add your flour and stir until smooth. Whisk continually until mixture is light golden brown, about 5 min. Add your milk a little bit at a time, stirring constantly until its thick. Add a pinch of salt.
  4. Using a 9x13 pan, layer a small amount of red sauce from step 1 to the bottom of your pan. The layering process is as follows..Pasta, red sauce, bechamel then mozzarella. Do this a total of 3 times. Sprinkle more mozzarella and parmesan on top, to your liking. For us, the cheesier the better!!
  5. Bake at 400 until golden and bubbly, about 20-30 minutes. Took 20 minutes in my oven. Enjoy warm.
Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella Penne Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 754 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1584mg 66%
Potassium 960mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 12g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 19.1%
Vitamin C 14.5%
Calcium 17%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.