Main Dishes

Penne with Corn and Spicy Sausage

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There are so many things to say about this pasta, so hang on to your hats. I saw Giada DeLaurentiis make this on her show and instantly fell in love. I also knew only one bite of this stuff would be necessary, because it\\\'s a decadence overload! Know this: if you need a dish with less than roughly 500 calories a serving, this is not your dish. Now let\'s get on to the good stuff!

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1 lb. penne pasta
1 T. olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 lb. spicy Italian sausage (KC friends, try Scimeca brand)
1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
2 c. frozen corn, thawed (Trader Joe\'s fire-roasted corn, anyone?)
1 t. salt (plus more for salting pasta water)
8 oz. low fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. fresh basil, finely chopped
Cook the pasta in well salted water according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 1 c. pasta water. Drain the pasta then set aside. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat and add...
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Nutritions

Calories
451

Sodium
1788mg
74% DV

Fat
28g
43% DV

Protein
31g
63% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV

Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken is such an easy dump-and-go slow cooker recipe.You can serve it over rice, in tortillas, with chips, or eat it like chili. We love it. Also, this recipe can easily be doubled. We like to double the recipe and save half of it for a later date. ...

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