[CnD] Loaf Pan Cheesy Sausage Penne

Marilyn Pennington m51pennington at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 10:36:25 EST 2019


Loaf Pan Cheesy Sausage Penne

 

You can use your loaf pan for more than just quick bread. For two-person
households or small families, this baking pan is perfect for making dinner,
too! Case in point: this incredibly easy, incredibly cheesy sausage penne
casserole. It has all of the ingredients you would need.

Ingredients

4oz uncooked penne pasta (1 1/4 cups)  

1tablespoon butter  

1/4cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs  

1lb bulk Italian pork sausage  

3/4cup diced onions  

1 1/2cups Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce (from 24.5-oz jar)  

1 1/2cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz) 

1  Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Cook and
drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time. 

2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add
bread crumbs; cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Pour
into small bowl. Wipe out skillet. 

 

3. In same skillet over medium heat, add sausage and onions; cook 7 to 8
minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink. Drain, if
necessary. 

4. In large bowl, stir together sausage, sauce and 1 cup of the cheese. Add
cooked pasta; toss gently. Spoon mixture into loaf pan. Top with remaining
1/2 cup cheese. Cover with foil. 

 

5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
Top with toasted bread crumbs and basil. 

Expert Tips

If you can’t find bulk Italian sausage, you can use raw Italian sausage
links. One (4-oz) link, removed from its casing, is a great substitution. 

Preparing the pasta al dente before adding to the pan ensures it won’t be
overcooked after baking. 

We tested this recipe with mild Italian sausage, but if your family likes
the heat, opt for spicy Italian sausage instead. 

Italian sausage varies in fat levels. If there is fat visible in the pan
after browning, make sure you drain the meat before adding it to your
casserole. 

Serve this pasta with a side of Pillsbury™ crescent dinner rolls for a
complete meal. 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving

Calories

440

Calories from Fat

190

% Daily Value

Total Fat

21g

33%

Saturated Fat

9g

46%

Trans Fat

0g

 

Cholesterol

45mg

16%

Sodium

900mg

38%

Potassium

220mg

6%

Total Carbohydrate

41g

14%

Dietary Fiber

3g

13%

Sugars

6g

 

Protein

21g

 

% Daily Value*:

Vitamin A

20%

20%

Vitamin C

2%

2%

Calcium

30%

30%

Iron

10%

10%

Exchanges:

2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0
Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat; 

Carbohydrate Choice

3 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 

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