Fast Creamy Tomato Penne Recipe -
Fast Creamy Tomato Penne Recipe
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Fast Creamy Tomato Penne

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"Great quick dish for working parents or anyone who is pressed for time. A family favorite."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bell pepper until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ground pork, and cook until evenly brown. Drain excess fat.
  3. In a large pot, heat spaghetti sauce until bubbling. Stir in pork mixture, pasta and sour cream. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 22, 2007

This was pretty good, though I did make a few minor changes. I added 3 cloves of garlic (minced) which I sauteed with the onion and pepper, and I added a bit of Italian seasoning to the sauce. After mixing everything together as in step 3, I put it in a casserole dish, sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top, and put it in the oven just long enough to melt the cheese. It was greatly enjoyed by my family, and was very easy to make.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2010

It was ok....I added garlic,some ground sage to make the pork more "sausage like" and 1 tsp of sugar(the spag sauce i had on hand was a little too savory, & w/the whole "creamy" theme, it needed a softening to the acidity) Was good enough for a quick weeknight meal(soccer practice forces me into simple mode on such nights)

Nov 01, 2003

My family loved this recipe! They want it twice a month. I used a pound of medium-hot sausage and light sour cream. I kept the pasta seperate from the sauce, so I could reheat the sauce days later and serve it with fresh pasta. Delicious!

Dec 10, 2010

Okay my husband REALLY turned up his nose at this as I was making it, but loved it once he tried some. The only modification I made to this recipe was to use spicy sausage (bulk) instead of ground pork; the change was perfect.

Apr 25, 2003

This is a very quick easy and tasty recipe! I didnt have enough penne, so i used rotelle instead and it was delicious. Also, I would add some garlic to this recipe as well! Yum!

Jun 04, 2010

THIS WAS THE BOMB! I loved how easy and absolutely tasty this was! I made it withough green peppers because of personal preference and added a healthy dose of italian seasoning! My hard to please Italian husband says this is a keeper! thanks so much for a great recipe!

Nov 29, 2010

Great, flexible recipe that's just different enough to make this a truly pleasant change from the usual jar + box weekday pasta routine. We've found that using half-and-half gives a more silky end result. Many thanks for sharing this 'new classic' in our menu rotation!

Apr 19, 2011

This recipe really depends on the type of pasta sauce you use. Make sure you use one with some extra flavour, herbs and spices going on and a thicker, more tomatoey sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 913 kcal
  • 46%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 101.2 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 39.7 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 39.2 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 594 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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