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Penne and Smoked Sausage Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This must-try casserole tastes so good when it’s hot and bubbly from the oven. The cheddar french-fried onions lend a cheesy, crunchy touch. —Margaret Wilson, Hemet, California
Penne and Smoked Sausage Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar french-fried onions, divided
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat for 5 minutes; drain. In a large bowl, combine milk and soup. Stir in 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and sausage. Drain pasta; stir into sausage mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° until bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheeses. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 619 calories, 42g fat (18g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1522mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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