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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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 586kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 3 cups cooked penne noodles
  • 1 ½ pounds Italian sausage sliced
  • 1 7-ounce can roasted red peppers drained, (may sub sundried tomatoes)
  • cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 ½ cups milk (I used fat free half and half)
  • 1 teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 ¼ cups grated parmesan cheese divided


  • 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.


Sausage: you can easily swap sliced sausage for ground Italian sausage. Simply brown in a skillet before adding to pasta. 


Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 909mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 2mg