This easy-to-make dish will impress your family or friends with its exotic flavors. This recipe will have your friends and family coming back for more!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch baked pasta
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil; cook the penne uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the sausage in the hot oil until crumbly and no longer pink, about 7 minutes: remove from the skillet, leaving the fat in the pan, and set aside. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the skillet and add the mushrooms and garlic. Cook and stir until the mushrooms have browned and begun to release their liquid, about 5 minutes more. Return the sausage to the skillet and pour in the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper and return to a simmer, cooking until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes more. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir. Stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until the mozzarella cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 31.6g; fat 27.4g; cholesterol 73.4mg; sodium 469.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
Fantastic! Thank you so much for enhancing my repertoire of pasta dishes!! My family loved this and hubby went back for seconds... raving about how delicious it is! And for those who don't have heavy cream in the house... I used 2% milk, added about 1/2 cup of butter and some flour and it was thick and creamy and tasted fab! A winner!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2009
I made this recipe exactly as suggested. However after everything was assembled in the casserole dish I realized the recipe never stated when to add the parmesan cheese. So I sprinkled it on top since I didn t have any other options at that point. However I am pretty sure it is suppose to be added with the cream to make the sauce more of an alfredo type sauce. Oh well I hope this helps. This dish had good flavors but I probably won t make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
Fantastic! Thank you so much for enhancing my repertoire of pasta dishes!! My family loved this and hubby went back for seconds... raving about how delicious it is! And for those who don't have heavy cream in the house... I used 2% milk, added about 1/2 cup of butter and some flour and it was thick and creamy and tasted fab! A winner!!! Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2009
I made this recipe exactly as suggested. However after everything was assembled in the casserole dish I realized the recipe never stated when to add the parmesan cheese. So I sprinkled it on top since I didn t have any other options at that point. However I am pretty sure it is suppose to be added with the cream to make the sauce more of an alfredo type sauce. Oh well I hope this helps. This dish had good flavors but I probably won t make again. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
I followed this recipe somewhat--I added half an onion to the mushroom/garlic mixture while it was sauteing used a mixture of hot & mild Italian sausage and I had some oven-roasted red peppers which I cut up and added to the pan when I put the heavy cream & sausage in to make the sauce. It turned out absolutely fabulous and I will definitely make it again. Though it's a little high in fat it's a very delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
So my husband literally inhaled his first plate (are you hungry honey or did you like it?) inhaled his second plate (i had barely gotten halfway through my first) and even though he said he was full went in for a third helping. I made the recipe as stated and will definately be making it again. Even my picky 9 year old asked when i would be making it again before he was even done eating....yep it's a keeper. update added some spinach and tomatoes...little bit of basil. tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
I made this for my boyfriend and a friend and we all loved it!! However I didn't measure anything and I used tomato and spinach noodles which added color and I added STEWED TOMATOES and it made the recipe, I poured the can in right before I added the cream and don't drain the juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2009
This was a very easy and tasty recipe!!! Everyone loved it!!! I'm just going to make sure I drain the sausage as much as I can to get as much grease out as possible. If you reheat the leftovers it gets pretty greasy. Thanks!!! Will definetley make again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
Delicious right out of the oven and even better the second day! I took some into work as well and everyone loved it. I plan to make more and freeze single servings for when I go back to school-so much better than store-bought frozen dinners! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
Really great! Had a bunch of baby portobellos and needed a recipe. Don't usually have heavy cream on hand but hubby stopped on his way home and was glad he did-loved the meal. This reminds me of an Italian-style stroganoff. I think I could have seasoned with pepper a bit more but that was my hand not the recipe. Thanks for sharing this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2009
This was EXCELLENT...I followed it exactly except I used Ground sweet italian sausage..I also put the parmesan cheese in the sauce...it doesnt say where to put it or when though.. Read More
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