Baked Pesto Penne with Italian Sausage
Baked Pesto Penne with Italian Sausage
  • prep: 25 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    This fabulous casserole from my friend Kathryn Schwartz is hugely popular with longtime Scramblers and is ideal for company. You can prepare it ahead of time and bake it just before your guests arrive. For a lower fat and calorie version, eliminate the pesto.

    Ingredients

    • 12 oz. penne noodles (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed) (or use any medium tube shaped pasta)
    • 1 lb. spicy Italian sausage (turkey, pork, or meatless) (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed), (casings removed)
    • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
    • 3 cloves garlic (minced, about 1 1/2 tsp. )
    • 28 oz. diced tomatoes (with their liquid)
    • 7 oz. pesto sauce (store-bought, or see Tip below to make your own)
    • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, ((optional))
    • 6 - 9 oz. baby spinach
    • 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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