VELVEETA® Italian Sausage Bake

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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.

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.