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Creamy Pesto Penne with Sausage

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Quick weeknight dinner. Ready in 15 minutes!"
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25 m servings 1455
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1455 calories; 61.8 176.8 51.5 74 2151 Full nutrition

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This is such a simple recipe, but what great flavor. Not to worry if you haven't seen that pesto packet before because I haven't. I used my homemade pesto and simply decreased the amount of oli...

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...

We love this. Sometimes I add red bell pepper sometimes I don't. Good weekday meal.

For the minimal amount of prep and ingredients it is pretty tasty. I only used have of a 12 oz box of penne and used the other half with a marinara sauce and it provided enough for me for a few ...