Monday, April 27, 2009

Penne & Smoked Sausage


Penne & Smoked Sausage
Photo and recipe from Taste of Home, Simple and Delicious

I have found myself cooking more lately. We actually ate at home every day this week {pats self on back}. I have been looking for more recipes and trying new ones out. I found this recipe and the picture sure looked good, I'm pretty visual that way, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'll tell you right now I was a bit worried if Lineman would like it, he's a little picky that way =) Well, I'll be, he liked it! I'll be making this one again for sure.

Penne & Smoked Sausage
2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 pound smoked sausage or kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1-1/2 cups milk
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1-1/2 cups cheddar french-fried onions, divided ( I used regular, not cheddar)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup frozen peas

Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat for 5 minutes; drain. In a large bowl, combine milk and soup. Stir in 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup cheese, peas and sausage. Drain pasta; stir into sausage mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

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He And Me + 3 said...

Totally sounds yummy. My kids love sausage and so does hubs. We will have to try it too.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Yum to the yum..I think I have all this at my disposal..might be the Monday night meal!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted this recipe. It sounds sooo yummy. How about we make it the next time we get together?? And it makes me smile to visualize the entire gang gathered around the table...spilled milk and all!

Wrena said...

:) Glad he did too! Mine is such a beef and potato guy

Ami said...

That sounds great! I'm thinking I'll have to add it to next week's menu, too. :)

Shasta said...

This sounds like something we would all love, even MY picky husband {If I leave out the peas!}

I'm copying it down now, thanks!

Oh and I'm a huge fan of Taste of Home Simple & Delicious, that's where I get 75% of my recipes, I'm a faithful subscriber!

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious!! I may make this one nigth this week for dinner!

chili pepper said...

I am going to have to try this. My family loves smoked sausage and penne! I wonder if I can add some fennel?