Homemade Baked Penne and Smoked Sausage

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A long time friend happened to stop by my house this past Sunday and it was good to see her again, no matter how short the time. We quickly reminisced about (her) grandma making us potato pancakes for dinner one time when I went to visit her. This visit was prior to meeting my husband and I joked about how my husband just. can. not. do “breakfast for dinner”; he just doesn’t get it, but I still love him anyway.

This conversation lead into her scolding questioning when the next recipe was going to be posted on Behind the Designs blog. So, Terri (a.k.a. chick!) this homemade bake penne and smoked sausage recipe is for you! It’s one that I’ve wanted to share for awhile now.

Homemade Bake Penne and Smoked Sausage Recipe | Behind the Designs Blog

The meal is a quick and easy family dinner that you can make and eat in less than an hour. The Prep time was also pretty easy with my little one helping. She too loves to cook. As with all recipes, I did make some recipe substitutions but it still came out delicious and tasty!

Baked Penne and Smoke Sausage Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) pkg HILLSHIRE FARM Smoked Sausage
  • 1 (10-3/4 ounce) can CAMPBELL’S Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups (cooked) Penne Pasta 2-1/2 cups uncooked
  • 1 cup (shredded) Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups FRENCH’S Crispy Fried Onions White Cheddar
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Now, personally, I would stay away from the peas….they are really gross! LOL. I actually substituted green beans for the peas; funions for the crispy fried onions and; polish kielbasa for the smoked sausage.

Bake Penne and Smoked Sausage Instructions

  1. HEAT oven to 375°F. Cut sausage into 1/4″ slices and brown in skillet; about 5 minutes; drain well.
  2. COMBINE soup and milk in 3-qt. casserole dish. Stir in pasta, sausage, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 cup Crispy Fried Onions and peas.
  3. BAKE, uncovered, 30 minutes until hot. Stir.
  4. TOP with remaining cheese and onions. Bake 3 minutes until onions are golden.

Voila! Dinner is served. Mmmm-Mmmm!

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