Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne

Hearty, delicious Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne tossed and baked in a creamy garlic white sauce! 

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne | Creme de la Crumb

Hellloooooooo cheesy comfort food. I’ve been dreaming of you.

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne | Creme de la Crumb

Pasta and cheese and sausage…. if that doesn’t scream comfort food I don’t know what does. Well besides cereal. Because I find a big bowl of cereal comforting at any time of the day. But when it’s not cereal, it’s the cheesy sausage pasta stuff.

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne | Creme de la Crumb

This dish is ready in about 30 minutes and just requires a few steps. First, brown the sausage. Second, make the creamy, cheesy garlic-y sauce. And lastly, put it all in a casserole dish with cheese on top and pop it in the oven for a few minutes to get all bubbly and delicious.

Done. Cheesy comfort food for your eating pleasure.

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne | Creme de la Crumb

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne

Super cheesy penne pasta noodles and sausage tossed and baked in a creamy garlic white sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese, penne, sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked penne noodles
  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage, sliced
  • 1 7-ounce can roasted red peppers, drained (may sub sundried tomatoes)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (I used fat free half and half)
  • 1 teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cups grated parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute sausage in a large pan or skillet for 5-7 minutes until cooked through. Add to a large bowl along with cooked penne noodles, and roasted red peppers.
  • Add butter to pan and stir until melted. Add flour and stir again til mixture clumps together. Gradually whisk in milk. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper, and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese and stir until cheese is melted and incorporated.
  • Add sauce to bowl with sausage, peppers, and noodles and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to a casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese over the top and bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve hot.

 

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Comments

mmmmm that looks soo good – i think ill be making this before the week is over for sure!

This looks so yummy and perfect! Great meal for chilly Fall days!

Oh yummy for my tummy!

I love your recipes!!! How much sundried tomato would you sub here? I’m assuming the kind packed in oil?

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