The Guardian

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Baked Penne with Pork Sausage

 
 
Baked Penne with Pork Sausage
 
This is my family's most favorite meal. It is my most convenient and quickest meal ever!!! It can be made low fat with using Wheat Pasta and low fat Mozzarella Cheese. Also, instead of using Pork Sausage you can use grilled chicken breast or BBQ'ed Chicken/Turkey Hot dogs. I have used all of the above to make this dish and it was fabulous! My husband likes the Hot Dogs the best. haha....If you make a pot of gravy on the weekends, use that to fold everything together. FYI, you can also use that Gravy to make pizza's and Stromboli's. Do you see how leftover's can be used to make a completely whole new dish? It's easy!! I'll show you how to use boiled and sauteed broccoli into Cream of Broccoli soup!! Enjoy!!
 
Ingredients:
1 pound Penne pasta (Wheat or white)
2 Cups of Gravy (red) use recipe in blog.
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
3/4 pound Chopped Sweet Pork Sausage cooked, sauteed  or BBQ (no Sauce)
Salt and Pepper to taste
 
Directions:
 
Pre heat oven to 350. Boil a pot of salted water to cook 1 pound of Penne. While the water for the pasta is boiling, slice cooked sausage and place in a casserole dish. Heat up gravy. Cook Penne and drain water. Add penne to sausage. Add 1/2 of the gravy and 1/2 of the Cheese. Mix well. add the rest of gravy, salt and pepper and the rest of the cheese. Bake for 35 min with a covered aluminum foil.
Then take off foil and broil on high until your liking. My family likes the toasted pieces of penne but please adjust to your liking. Enjoy!!!