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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.

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  • 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.

  • In a large bowl toss the sausage sauce with cooked and drained pasta. Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; 11.8 g protein; 48 g carbohydrates; 21.9 mg cholesterol; 289.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2004
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! Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
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. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Why do people write reviews when they change the recipe?? I think this recipe was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2004
This recipe should have cut up chicken breast pieces but after all it was still good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
This was good but definitely had too much onion in the mixture next time I make it I'm going to use about half the onions. Read More
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