Mediterranean Penne and Sausage Recipe

Mediterranean Penne and Sausage

Penne pasta tossed with fresh spinach, mozzarella cheese and a rich tomato and Italian sausage sauce

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  • 12 ounces dry penne pasta, uncooked (12 oz = 3 cups)
  • 1 pound Italian pork sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 can (24 oz each) Hunt's® Roasted Garlic & Onion Pasta Sauce
  • 1 can (6 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Paste
  • 1 can (2.25 oz each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pkg (6 oz each) fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (3 cups = 12 oz)

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Serving Size: 8 servings (1-1/2 cups each)
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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, brown sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to break up sausage with spoon. Drain.
  2. Stir in pasta sauce, tomato paste, olives and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain pasta; place in large serving bowl. Add sauce and spinach; mix lightly. Add cheese; stir until slightly melted.
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Amount per Serving
Calories 500  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 21 g 33%
Saturated fat 9 g 47%
Cholesterol 53 MG 18%
Sodium 1182 MG 49%
Carbohydrate 50 g 17%
Dietary fiber 6 g 23%
Sugars 8 g
Protein 28 g
Vitamin A   50%
Vitamin C   10%
Calcium   35%
Iron   26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
3 Reviews for Mediterranean Penne and Sausage
Awesome! I get requests for this recipe from my coworkers whenever there is a gathering! However, I do cook the pasta prior to baking.
Aug 11, 2013
I have made this many times and have enjoyed it with friends and family. I only changed the ingredients slightly to lower the fat content. I used turkey sausage and whole grain pasta. YUM!
Jan 21, 2012
I must say this was something totaly different from what i usually cook . My kid's myself my daughter's mother & her co-worker all enjoy'd it very much . Like they alway's tell me . Your food is BOMB.COM !!! I'm her Iron Chef
Mr Jai Kibble,
Nov 05, 2011

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