VELVEETA® Italian Sausage Bake


If you could mix comfort in a casserole and serve it up hot, it would taste like this. Zesty and cheesy through and through, with hearty noodles, zucchini and Italian sausage.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups penne pasta, uncooked

  • 1 pound Italian sausage

  • 3 cups halved zucchini slices

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pizza sauce

  • ½ pound VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • ½ cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, brown sausage in large deep skillet on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to break up sausage. Drain; return sausage to skillet. Stir in zucchini, peppers and pizza sauce; cook 5 to 6 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture with VELVEETA; mix lightly. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with Parmesan.

  4. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until heated through.

Healthy Living:

Trim 40 calories and 9 grams of fat per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef and 2% Milk VELVEETA.

Kid Friendly:

Prepare as directed, substituting 1 lb. lean ground beef for the sausage and 1 cup each shredded carrots and zucchini for the 3 cups sliced zucchini. Also, try using a fun pasta shape, such as wagon wheels.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

645 Calories
36g Fat
52g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 645
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1468mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 40mg 201%
Calcium 221mg 17%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 613mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.