Creamy Pesto Penne with Sausage

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25 m servings 1455 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 1455 kcal
  • 73%
  • Fat:
  • 61.8 g
  • 95%
  • Carbs:
  • 176.8g
  • 57%
  • Protein:
  • 51.5 g
  • 103%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 2151 mg
  • 86%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook penne at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain and transfer pasta to a bowl.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; add to pasta.
  3. Whisk pesto sauce mix, milk, and olive oil together in a small saucepan; bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and keep at a simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes; pour over pasta and sausage mixture and toss to coat.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For a lower-fat option, sub fat-free milk.



Super easy and very quick, as promised. I don't know if there's a difference between "creamy pesto sauce mix" and regular, but I had regular on hand and it was delicious. Served with a side of s...

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