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Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole
A casserole to please any meat-lovers pizza fan. Loaded with sausage, pepperoni and cheese, it’s sure to be a hit.
Servings: 4 -6
- 2 cups casserole-size elbows uncooked*
- 2 cups pasta sauce
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 cup Parmesan or Romano Cheese divided
- 8 oz bulk Italian sausage any flavor
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni sliced in half
- 1/2 cup thickly sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 tbsp chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
*Most “shaped” pasta will do–i.e. rotini, gemelli, penne, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish.
Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain.
Brown sausage, onion, mushrooms and garlic in a heavy skillet; drain fat.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta sauce, cream, oregano and 2 tbs of the parmesan or romano cheese. Mix well.
Add the browned sausage mixture, pepperoni and olives. Mix well. Turn into the prepared baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Uncover casserole and top with the shredded mozzarella and the remaining 2 tbs of parmesan or romano cheese.
Return to oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and has started to brown.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 843kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 1943mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1372IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 4mg