One of the best Italian recipes ever- Mozzarella Penne! BEYOND delicious! So creamy with lots of flavor!!
1/8cuponionor 1 tsp onion powder
pinchred pepper flakes
In a large skillet heat your oil. Add onion and garlic, stir. Add sausage, breaking up well. Add tomato sauce and spices, let simmer.
Fill a pot with water and set on high heat. Once boiling, add salt and pasta. Cook el dente.
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.
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!!
Bake at 400 until golden and bubbly, about 20-30 minutes. Took 20 minutes in my oven. Enjoy warm.
Mozzarella Penne Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 754Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Total Carbohydrates 75g25%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.