Baked Penne Pasta

Make your weeknight dinners easier than ever with this scrumptious Baked Penne Pasta, made with plant-based Italian Sausage. With penne pasta, Italian Sausage, peppers, and ricotta – this dish is delish!

  • 5 min

    Preparation
  • 30 min

    Cooking
  • 35 min

    Total time
  • 4

    Servings
  • Easy

    Level
  • 14

    Ingredients

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounce penne, uncooked
  • 12 ounce Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™ Plant-Based GroundBuy Now
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 12 ounce vegan marinara
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup vegan ricotta
  • 1 cup sliced tomato
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • * Please use whatever products you have in your kitchen; plant-based ingredients are just what we have in ours.

Instructions:

  • Step 1.

    Preheat oven to 375℉.

  • Step 2.

    Add water into a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook penne per package instructions. Once done and cooked through, drain and set aside until ready to use.

  • Step 3.

    In a medium skillet on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. When hot, add Hungry Planet Italian Sausage™. Break the sausage up with a spatula into medium-sized pieces. Cook until golden brown and cooked through about 4 to 6 minutes. Once done, remove from pan and set aside.

  • Step 4.

    In the same skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place skillet on medium-high heat and add peppers and onions. Season peppers and onions with salt and pepper and cook for 4 minutes. Add marinara, basil, and Italian seasoning, and cook for another minute. Next, add cooked sausage to the marinara-pepper mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.

  • Step 5.

    Add cooked penne into a medium-sized casserole dish. Pour Italian sausage mixture on top and stir. Next, spread vegan ricotta on top, in an even layer. Place tomatoes on top of the ricotta, and finish with the bread crumbs.

  • Step 6.

    Bake pasta in the oven for 20 minutes, until hot and the top is golden brown. Once ready, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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