Bake Penne (Latino Inspired)

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This scrumptious fusion dish is so easy to make at home

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
1193
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
65g
100%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
25g
100%
Cholesterol
152mg
51%
Protein
49g
98%
Carbs
102g
34%
Vitamin A
182µg
20%
Vitamin B12
2µg
27%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
45.8%
Vitamin C
61mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
4mg
22%
Vitamin K
18µg
22%
Calcium
422mg
42%
Fiber
8g
31%
Folate (food)
66µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
66µg
16%
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
130mg
32%
Monounsaturated
29g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
43%
Phosphorus
708mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
1313mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
35.3%
Sodium
2263mg
94%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
63.6%
Zinc
6mg
40%

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