Bake Penne (Latino Inspired)

This scrumptious fusion dish is so easy to make at home
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The classic Italian dish baked penne gets a little kick of south-of-the-border flavor with spicy peppers and a dash of cumin.

This recipe is courtesy of Johnsonville and Fabio Viviani. Their new digital food series “Dinner Is Served” will kick off on April 6.

4
Servings
425
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

To de-case the sausage:

With the tip of a knife, cut the sausage along the top of the link, end to end. Be sure not to cut all the way through the sausage.

Flip sausage over, cut side down.

Grab the split casing on one end with your thumb and forefinger and pull back the casing.

To make the process a bit easier, place the uncooked sausage in the freezer for about 15–20 minutes before slicing. The sausage will firm up a bit, which will help prevent the meat from sticking to the casing.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville Ground Hot Italian Sausage or 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage Links, casings removed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small poblano pepper, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 Cups tomato sauce
  • 2 Cups shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente doneness; drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, cook sausage in 1 tablespoon olive oil until fully cooked and browned, about 5–7 minutes.

In a separate skillet, sauté the peppers, onion, and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil until tender. Season with oregano, cumin, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Add sausage to the peppers mixture; cook for approximately 3–5 minutes.

Add pasta; toss to combine.

Stir in the tomato sauce and remove from heat.

Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
315µg
45%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
32mg
43%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
751mg
75%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
63mg
20%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
605mg
86%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
706mg
47%
Water
179g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%