This rich casserole has all the flavor of lasagna, including Italian sausage, ricotta cheese and tomato sauce. Plus, it's made with easy-prep penne pasta.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
4-1/2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 container (15 oz.) POLLY-O Original Ricotta Cheese
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375°F.
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, brown sausage with onions, peppers and garlic in large skillet; drain.
Drain pasta. Add sausage mixture and pasta sauce; mix lightly. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Mix egg, ricotta and 1 cup shredded cheese until blended. Drop tablespoonfuls over pasta mixture in dish. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
Bake 35 to 40 min. or until heated through. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite dressing.
Prepare as directed. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bake, uncovered, in a 350°F oven for 50 min. to 1 hour or until heated through. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.