Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Baked Penne Mozzarella with Sweet Italian Sausage

1 lbs dry penne pasta
1/2 yellow onion
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 lbs Sweet Italian Sausage
1/2 package of fresh mushroom or 1 can of mushrooms
season with a little salt and pepper
1 jar Traditional Prego
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to directions, drain and set aside. Heat up a large pan and add the Italian Sausage , onion and garlic. Add the mushrooms to the pan once the sausage is cooked. Cook the mushroom with the sausage for just a little bit and season with a little salt and pepper. Next add the Prego to the Sausage mixture. Add the cooked penne to the sausage and prego sauce.
Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Add half of the pasta into the pan. Next put the cup of cottage cheese on top and 1 cup of mozzarella. Then top it off with the rest of the pasta and put the remaining mozzarella on top and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

The Results:
It turned out so good. I loved it. It is going to make GREAT leftovers for the next couple days. It makes a lot. I wish I could have made some bread sticks with it but I ran out of time. So it was served with a salad and we had some cut up strawberries for dessert. YUMMY!


'Chef' said...

Fantastic recipe! We're enjoying it right now for dinner! :-) Next on the list is your BBQ Chicken Pizza - hubby loves it from our favorite 'pizza place', so I'm going to try the homemade version on him. Will let you know how that goes! I've added your to my favorite places at Flavors Of Italy, you have several recipes that I want to try - thanks!

Mandy said...

This recipe looks delish! Thank you for sharing.:)

Kevin said...

Baked pasta topped with golden brown cheese is always so good!