1. Heat oven broiler. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in large skillet. Cook sausage and onion until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
2. Stir in broth, tomatoes, half and half, penne, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper (more or less to taste) and bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat. Simmer, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.
3. Off heat, uncover skillet and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and broil until cheese is melted and spotty brown, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions before serving.
Use Monterey Jack, pepper jack, Parmesan or mozzarella cheese.
Fold in 4 cups fresh baby spinach after cooking pasta; cook for 1 minute to wilt; skip broiling step.
To make healthier, omit all but 1/2 cup cheese, added to top and broiled.
Use milk instead of cream to lighten.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (498g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 214 (34%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 23.8g||32 %|
|Saturated Fat 10.9g||54 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.3g|
|Cholesterol 157.1mg||48 %|
|Sodium 2640.6mg||91 %|
|Potassium 881.3mg||23 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 64.2g||19 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 62.2g|
|Protein 39.5g||56 %|
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Calories per serving: 628
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