Friday, May 2, 2008

Chicken Sausage and Provolone Penne Bake

This is super tasty. My husband loved it, I loved it, and it's great comfort food. It's very easy to put together as well.

Chicken Sausage and Provolone Penne Bake
Source: Cooking Light

1 pound uncooked penne
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 (12-oz) package chicken sausage (I used trader joe's sweet italian), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch-think slices
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
cooking spray
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp provolone cheese
1 cup (4 oz) grated fresh parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to its directions
Preheat over 350 degrees
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high. Add on onion, bell pepper, sausage and garlic; saute for 5 minutes or until sausage is browned. Add tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (through diced tomatoes); cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. 
Combine pasta and tomato mixture; spoon into a 13x9 baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until bubbly.

Servings: 8 (1 1/2 cups each)
WW Points: 10
Nutritional Info: Calories 453; Fat 15.3g; Protein 24.4g; Cholesterol 56mg; Sodium 954mg; Fiber: 4.6g; Carbs 55.3g

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