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Baked Penne With Red Pepper Sauce

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“For the contest, simple home cooking”
1hr 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray pan with cooking spray, add sausage, cook until brown, drain fat, set aside.
  2. In same pan add onion,garlic, zucchini, red pepper, saute until softened.
  3. Puree roasted red pepper in blender, add to veggies.
  4. Add tomato sauce, sausage, spices, simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Cook and drain penne.
  6. In a large casserole add sauce to cover bottom.
  7. Add remaining sauce to penne, stir.
  8. Add half of penne to casserole.
  9. Mix ricotta and egg, spread over penne.
  10. Top with 1 c mozzarella and some parmesan.
  11. Add remaining penne, top with remaining cheeses.
  12. Cover and bake in preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes, uncover and bake 15 minutes until cheese is slightly browned.

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