Quick & Easy Zesty Italian Penne Pasta Bake

75 mins (prep 15, cooking 60)
15 ingredients
6-8 servings
We like this recipe because we use fresh peppers, onions, and zucchini from our garden. I can up with this recipe because I needed a quick recipe for unexpected company and had left over marinara sauce in the refrigerator and breakfast sausage in the freezer. I usually make my recipe with ziti, however, penne pasta is basically the same thing. I make this recipe in the summer when I have lots of "fresh" zucchini from my garden. I always pick fresh, baby zucchini for this recipe, therefore, it isn't necessary to peel the zucchini or cook it, because it is very tender. When it is sliced thin, it cooks perfectly in the casserole and does not require prior cooking. I serve this with fresh garden salad and crusty bread or rolls.

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , weeknight , <-4-hours , pasta , penne , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (76.28 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 59.33 Calories from Fat 41.31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.59g 42.35%
Saturated Fat 1.63g 48.77%
Trans Fat 0.08g %
Cholesterol 5.3mg 10.6%
Sodium 23.44mg 5.86%
Total Carbohydrate 4.58g 9.17%
Dietary Fiber 1.03 g 24.66%
Sugars 2.91 g %
Protein 0.93g 11.1%
Vitamin A 358.26IU% Vitamin C 4.8mg%
Calcium 9.52mg% Iron 0.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
package, medium onion, sweet red pepper, cloves garlic, hot, crushed red pepper flakes, dry basil, salt and black pepper, shredded colby-monterey jack cheese