11.11.2015

WE EAT | Pizza Pasta Casserole

I'm so excited to share this recipe with you guys.  After posting a snap of my yummy dinner last week, I was funny to me how many became interested in one of the most simple meals I have ever made.  
 After getting several texts and emails asking for the recipe- the verdicts came rolling in over the last couple days..
YUMMO.
 Totally acceptable for breakfast..
 Amaaaze.
 Yes, you guys- all of those things.  Throw in easy, delicious, + family friendly and I'd say you have a pretty good depiction of this one pan wonder of a meal.
Pizza Pasta Casserole
adapted from six sister stuff
Ingredients 
1 pound chicken sausage (I used tomato basil)
1 yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper
2 (16 ounce) jars pizza tomato sauce
8-ounces fresh mushrooms
1 (5-ounce) package turkey pepperoni slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 (16-ounce) bag short noodles, cooked (I used whole wheat rotini noodles)
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
Fresh basil for garnish
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brown sausage, onion and green pepper in large skillet over medium heat. Drain (if needed) and add pizza sauce, fresh mushrooms, pepperoni, salt, oregano, garlic powder, basil and cooked pasta. Grease a 9x13-inch dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour pasta mixture into the pan and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh basil.
 This recipe can easily be made with ground beef or lean ground turkey - but I love chicken sausage and use it whenever I can replace it with the meat of the recipe.  I have seen it in many regular grocery stores, but also your typical specialty markets.  Lower saturated fat than regular pork sausage, but definitely more tender and with tons of flavor:)
Now what are you waiting on?!  This recipe is filled with regular pantry and refrigerator ingredients, so you shouldn't need too many items to get this on the dinner table tonight!  
Bon Apetite! 

1 comment:

Liz Jo said...

This looks sooo delicious. We've made one like this before using a crockpot and it's just great.

liz @ sundays with sophie

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