THREE-CHEESE BAKED PENNE

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne (whole wheat or otherwise)
  • Cooking spray
  • 4oz Italian sausage meat
  • 1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tspblack pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash of salt
  • 8oz garlic-and-herb tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup (3oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2oz) crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne (whole wheat or otherwise)
  • Cooking spray
  • 4oz Italian sausage meat
  • 1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tspblack pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash of salt
  • 8oz garlic-and-herb tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup (3oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2oz) crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Preparation:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.
  • 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove casings from sausage, if necessary. Add sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add bell pepper and next 5 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.
  • Serves 6
  • WW pts per serving=7
  • Modified from Cooking Light

Notes

Categories: Main Dish 
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