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Zesty Penne Pasta - Light

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“I found this recipe in a magazine, in a Philly (cream cheese) ad. I modified it to make it healthier, and was honestly WOW-ed when I tried it - it's that good! Hope it WOW-s you too!”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups whole wheat penne, uncooked
  • 1 lb reduced-fat pork sausage, Jimmy Dean
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, I use Prego Heart-Smart
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. While that cooks, brown sausage in a pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. When sausage is fully cooked, add spaghetti sauce & red chili pepper flakes. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cream cheese to sauce, stir well for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain pasta and mix well with sauce. Top with parmesan, let stand on LOW heat for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

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