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