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Creamy Pesto Penne with Sausage

Creamy Pesto Penne with Sausage

Quick weeknight dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 package penne pasta 16 oz
  • 1/2 lb ground sausage
  • 1 package creamy pesto sauce mix (like Knorr) 1.2 oz
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook penne at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain and transfer pasta to a bowl.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; add to pasta.
  • Whisk pesto sauce mix, milk, and olive oil together in a small saucepan; bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and keep at a simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes; pour over pasta and sausage mixture and toss to coat.


For a lower-fat option, sub fat-free milk.
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