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Rich Penne Pasta Recipe

Rich Penne Pasta

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"Quick and easy Penne Pasta. A rich pasta that always gets great reviews. My family's favorite meal! Try serving it with garlic toast and a tossed green salad and your meal is complete!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large pot cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, remove casings from sausage. In a large skillet cook the sliced Italian sausage until brown. Drain excess grease with paper towels. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and stewed tomatoes to sausage skillet. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and add the half-n-half cream. Cook until heated through.
  3. In a large bowl toss the sausage sauce with cooked and drained pasta. Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

We liked this; similar to a recipe I have which adds cream cheese instead of half-and-half. I prefer the cream cheese, but this was good too. Probably would add another can of tomatoes to have more sauce, or a can of crushed tomatoes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2004

Maybe this would be better if I used sour cream or cream cheese along with a little half-n-half. I certainly used much more cheddar cheese. 2 tablespoons, that can't be right!

Nov 28, 2006

I thought this recipe was great. I used cream cheese instead of half and half and crushed tomatoes because I didn't have stewed. I will be making this again!

Aug 30, 2006

Great, easy recipe! I added a little salt, pepper, and oregano to the sauce near the end to perk up the flavour. Will make again!

Jul 31, 2006

I loved this recipe. I used 2 links like earlier reviewers and had to substitute sour cream for the Half and Half. Great flavor and the kids loved it. Will make again.

Aug 29, 2002

Wow, the kids keep asking if we can have it again. I used the non- link italian pork and it worked wonderfully. The grown ups enjoyed the meal and lack of complaints from the peanut gallery.

Nov 30, 2009

Why do people write reviews when they change the recipe?? I think this recipe was awesome!

Mar 16, 2004

This recipe should have cut up chicken breast pieces, but after all it was still good.


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  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

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

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