Mostaccioli with Creamy Tomato Sauce


I've been making this mostaccioli dish for years and everyone asks for a copy of the recipe. Easy to make and great leftover.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ (16 ounce) package mostaccioli pasta

  • ¼ cup creamy Parmesan salad dressing


  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook and stir until almost browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Draining really isn't necessary. Add tomato sauce, basil, parsley, and pepper; heat to a mild boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

  3. Remove sauce from heat and stir in salad dressing. Pour desired amount over pasta and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

636 Calories
35g Fat
57g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 636
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1835mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1071mg 23%

* 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.

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