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Cheesy Sausage Penne

This lasagna-like entree takes me back to my childhood. I got the recipe from a friend's mother, who fixed it for us when we were kids. I made a few changes to it, but it's still quick and delicious. —Dallas McCord Reno, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and onions.
  • In a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish, layer half of the pasta and sausage mixture. Dollop with half the cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with half the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 30-35 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 422 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 667mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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