Smoky Sausage Penne

Smoky Sausage Penne

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"Serve your family a cheesy casserole featuring pasta, pork, Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy three cheese cooking sauce and tomatoes--a hearty dinner."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 615 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 615 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 40.7 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1816 mg
  • 73%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. In large bowl, mix pasta, cooking sauce, sausage, tomatoes and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Spread in baking dish.
  3. Cover; bake 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until hot in center and bubbly around edges, sprinkling with remaining 1/2 cup cheese during last 5 minutes of baking.
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  • When cooking the pasta, cook only the minimum amount of time listed on the package; the pasta will continue to cook and absorb liquid while baking.
  • In this recipe, we drain the diced tomatoes so the red color in the tomato juice doesn't turn the sauce pink.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I thought this was a pretty good recipe. However, it does come out kind of bland and lacking in seasoning. For me though, this is an extremely easy fix. I seasoned mine with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and some of my home made Italian seasoning (crushed sun dried tomatoes, basil, oregano, dried garlic, etc). I didn't have any smoked cheese, so I added a little bit of smoked paprika also. Still, this dish was really good and my family loved it. I suggest to anyone to experiment with it some more and make it their own.

Terry E.

Surprisingly good I have to admit I didn't think it would be. I did add chopped green peppers, garlic and sliced onion sautéed them all with the smoke sausage, then added cheese and Progresso Three Cheese Cooking Sauce and penne. followed direction and voila! Very good quick meal.


This dish is pretty darned good! I used fire roasted diced tomatos as that's what I had on hand, undercooked the pasta by 3 minutes and used a smoky cheddar which I doubled and it was really good. I wanted to eat a second serving but the richness of it kept me from being able to finish it all. My husband enjoyed it and told me he'd love for me to make this agin! I'd say tonight's dinner was a success!