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Chicken Sausage and Provolone Penne Bake

Yield

8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Change the flavors in this baked pasta recipe by choosing different versions of the chicken sausage.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) package sweet basil and pine nut chicken sausage (such as Gerhard's), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp provolone cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 453
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 15.3 g
  • satfat 6.6 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 24.4 g
  • carbohydrate 55.3 g
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • cholesterol 56 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 954 mg
  • calcium 319 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, sausage, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until sausage is browned. Add tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (through diced tomatoes); cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.

  4. Combine pasta and tomato mixture; spoon into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly.