Baked Penne and Smoked Sausage

Baked Penne and Smoked Sausage

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"Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage is baked in a creamy sauce with pasta, French-fried onions, cheese, and peas in this easy one-dish meal."

Ingredients 58 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 940 cals

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 940 kcal
  • 47%
  • Fat:
  • 61.8 g
  • 95%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.1g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1645 mg
  • 66%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut sausage into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Combine soup and milk in a 13x9-inch baking dish. Stir in uncooked pasta, sausage, 1/2 cup French-fried onions, 1/2 cup cheese and peas. Cover baking dish tightly with foil.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and top with remaining 1 cup French-fried onions and 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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  • Tip: Any Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage product can be used in this recipe.
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  1. 107 Ratings


First I must say I am reviewing the original recipe that appeared in magazine advertisements several years ago. I don't know why they changed the recipe because the original one was great. The differences are...use cream of celery soup instead of the mushroom soup, use 1 1/2 cups milk instead of 2 1/2, use 4 cups cooked penne, which is 2 1/2 cups uncooked or 8 oz., use mozzarella instead of cheddar and use the cheddar French Fried Onions. Put together the same way but bake uncovered for 30 minutes before adding remaining onions and cheese and baking the additional 3 minutes. I did make 2 variations from this recipe, I used 2 cups fully cooked cubed ham instead of the sausage only because my husband doesn't like sausage, and I used half mozzarella and half cheddar. This turned out great and was loved by everyone. The changes I made weren't enough to affect my rating because this would be excellent as written (magazine version). Give it a try.


This is tasty and quick to make. Not spicy, the soup and cheese make it mellow. I took away a star purely because of the sodium content. I would make this again, but would use ground pork with some sage added and make my own cream sauce. This would be a good recipe to take to a potluck.


My husband, 16 month old and I all loved this! I used Turkey Smoked Sausage and mini wheel pasta and mixed everything together including the French fried onion and cheese. I baked covered with aluminum foil for 50 minutes at 375 and then uncovered at same temp for 10 minutes to crisp up top. Its so rare in our home, with such a young child, to find one dish that everyone can fill up on! This was actually the 1st time our daughter was offered smoked sausage to eat - and she loved it! Still does!