Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate

October 16, 2017 at 4:44 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate

 

 

For Breakfast I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A big change in our Morning weather, 38 degrees out! Had a high of 60 degrees and mostly cloudy. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items and stopped by the Post Office and mailed a couple of letters and stopped by the Bank before heading home. Back at home I had to repair the Wheel Chair I keep in the trunk of my car, replaced some bolts and screws. Then got the sweeper out and cleaned the rotating brush on it. For Dinner tonight its Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate, I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread.

 

I had been wanting some type of a Comfort Food Pasta Bake. Sort of a cool Fall day out so what better than to have a Comfort Food Pasta Bake! I prepared a Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and Baked Whole Grain Penne Rigate. I’m using 2 of my favorites, Jennie – O Turkey and Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta. I’ll be using Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage along with Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate. I’ll also be needing; 1 jar La Rosa Sauce, 16 ounces fresh Mozzarella (sliced), ¼ cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and sliced Mushrooms. I’ll also be baking a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread.

 

To start I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F, to bake the Bread. After the Bread was done I raised the temperature to 375 degrees F, to bake my dish.

 

 

 

 

Next I cooked the Pasta according to package directions. Boiling Water for 9 minutes. Drain; set aside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Pasta was cooking I got out the Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and removed the casing on the Sausage. Then in a large skillet I sauteed the Sausage and the sliced Mushrooms. Cooked it until the Sausage is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.

 

 

 

 

Added the cooked Pasta, La Rosa Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese to skillet and stir to combine. Next I poured half of the Pasta mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish coated with Pam Cooking Spray. Layer half of the Mozzarella slices on top. Then bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for about 40 minutes or until heated through and Mozzarella is melted. Let cool and chow down!

 

 

 

 

Well the wait for my Comfort Food Pasta Bake was well worth it! The Turkey, Mushrooms, Sauce, and Pasta was just so good. Then the fresh slices of Mozzarella sealed the deal! I love that fresh Mozzarella! Also had the baked French Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and an Ice-Cold Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

1 lb. dry Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigatoni Pasta
3 cups (or 1 large jar) La Rosa Sauce
16 ounces fresh Mozzarella, sliced
1 lb. Jennie – O Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed
¼ cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese
6 ounces sliced Mushrooms

Instructions
1 – Cook the Pasta according to package directions. Boiling Water for 9 minutes. Drain; set aside
2 – Meanwhile, in a large skillet sauté the Sausage and Mushrooms until Sausage is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.
3 – Add the cooked Pasta, LaRosa Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese to skillet and stir to combine.
4 – Pour half of the Pasta mixture into a 13×9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer half of the Mozzarella slices on top.
5 – Add another layer of Pasta and a final layer of Mozzarella.
6 – Bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for about 30-40 minutes or until warmed through and cheese is melted.

 

 

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate


When it comes to nutrition, why settle for less than 100%? Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet. Its delicious flavor is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes. When it comes to keeping your family happy and eating healthy why settle for less than 100%?
Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® 100% Whole Grain Penne Rigate
* 100% whole grain linguine,
* NON GMO Project Verified
* All natural
* Excellent source of fiber, A low fat
* Sodium free
* Cholesterol free food
* Kosher
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Durum Whole Wheat Flour. Contains Wheat. Manufactured In A Facility That Uses Eggs.
Directions:
* Instructions: 1. bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. 2. add pasta And stir; return to rapid boil. 3. cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 7 to 9 minutes. 4. drain well.
Safe Handling Instructions: Contains: Wheat.Manufactured in a facility that uses egg ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size56 G
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
Calories From Fat 15 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5 G2
Saturated Fat 0 G0
Trans Fat 0 G
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 G
Monounsaturated Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 0 Mg 0
Potassium 240 Mg 7
Total Carbohydrate 39 G 13
Dietary Fiber 5 G 20
Sugars 2 G
Protein 9 G
https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/3455/WholeGrainPenneRigate.aspx

 

 

 

Jennie – O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage

Lovers of sweet Italian sausage have found a perfect option.

* GLUTEN FREE
* 65% LESS FAT THAN REGULAR PORK SAUSAGE

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

STOVETOP SKILLET:

Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausage in hot skillet. Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, 17-19 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 109 g
Calories 160
Calories From Fat 90
Total Fat 10.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat.0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium6 70 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 8%
Calcium 2%
https://www.jennieo.com/products/76-lean-sweet-italian-turkey-sausage

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