We have another versatile and good clean eating recipe to share that we think you’re whole family will really be able to get into. Don’t be surprised if there aren’t any leftovers! This recipe features whole wheat pasta, sausage, fresh parmesan and optional hearty tomatoes for garnish. The baked penne with Italian sausage is complimented with a roll and slow roasted balsamic apples. We think this dish will have your whole family begging for more clean eating. Look for recipes like this on our clean eating plan.
Baked Penne with Italian Sausage
Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
1 jar spaghetti sauce
2 tsp each dried oregano and basil
Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Saute sausage until juices run clear. Spread 1 layer of penne in 9×13 casserole dish and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Add ½ jar of spaghetti sauce and sausage and sprinkle with herbs, salt, and pepper and again with parmesan cheese. Continue with another layer of pasta, cheese, rest of spaghetti sauce, sausage, & herbs and finish with a generous portion of parmesan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until bubbling.
Slow Roasted Balsamic Apples
3 T Balsamic Vinegar
3 T Brown Sugar
Cut apples in half. Make a paste with 3 T each of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Top each apple half with a pat of butter and ½ T mixture. While pasta bakes, bake apples at 350 for 25 minutes. Garnish apples with additional brown sugar.