Cheesy Baked Sausage Penne
with Roasted Veggies
Get your taste buds ready because this baked pasta dish is bound to become a family favourite! With Italian sausage, a rich, garlicky tomato sauce and cheese for DAYS, this weeknight winner can't be beat.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Mild Italian Sausage, uncased
Crushed Tomatoes with Garlic and Onion
Sweet Bell Pepper
Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Cream Sauce Spice Blend
Chicken Broth Concentrate
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F.Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.Wash and dry all produce. Add penne to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Reserve 3/4 cup (1 1/2 cups) pasta water, then drain and return penne to the same pot, off heat.
Meanwhile, core, then cut pepper into 1/4-inch pieces.Halve zucchini lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch half-moons. Roughly chop parsley.
Add zucchini, peppers and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) oil to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Roast veggies in the middle of the oven until golden-brown, 6-8 min.Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.When hot, add 1 tbsp 2 tbsp) oil, then sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up sausage into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.**
Add Cream Sauce Spice Blend to the pan with sausage. Cook, stirring often, until coated, 1 min. Add crushed tomatoes, reserved pasta water and broth concentrate. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove the pan from heat.
Add sauce, veggies and half the mozzarella to the pot with penne. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then stir to combine. Lightly oil an 8x8-inch baking dish (9x13-inch for 4 ppl). Transfer penne to the baking dish. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over top, then Parmesan.Bake in the middle of the oven until cheese is golden-brown and sauce is thickened slightly, 8-10 min.
Let baked penne cool slightly, 2-3 min. Divide between plates.Sprinkle parsley over top.