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Three-Cheese Baked Penne Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kelli Paulson
Added: Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 c.uncooked whole wheat penne (about 8 ounces tube-shaped pasta)
Cooking spray
2 (4-ounce) links sweet turkey Italian sausage
1 c. finely chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 tsp.crushed red pepper
1/8 tsp. black pepper
10 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1 garlic clove, minced
Dash of salt
1 (8-ounce) can garlic-and-herb tomato sauce
3/4 c. (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. (2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
1/4 c. (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°.Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add bell pepper and next 6 ingredients (through salt) to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until bell pepper is tender. Stir in tomato sauce. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add pasta to pan, tossing gently to coat. Spoon pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Stir in mozzarella and goat cheese; sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes or until bubbly and top is browned.

 

 

 

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