PIZZA PASTA BAKE

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
A delicious pizza inspired casserole! Feel free to add in your own favorite pizza toppings!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz uncooked medium pasta I used cavatappi but penne & rotini are also good choices
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 pound italian sausage mild or hot, bulk or removed from casings
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1 can 14 oz diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 4 cups pasta sauce
  • 2-3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 28 slices pizza pepperoni

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook pasta according el dente to package directions. Rinse under cold water and drain well.
  • Brown onion, garlic, sausage and beef in a large pan over medium heat. Drain any fat. Add in red and green peppers and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Add oregano, drained tomatoes and pasta sauce, stir well.
  • Place pasta in a greased 9×13 pan. Pour meat sauce over pasta and top with cheese and pepperoni slices.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes uncovered or until cheese is melted and pasta is heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 407, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 1155mg, Potassium: 841mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 995IU, Vitamin C: 30.8mg, Calcium: 335mg, Iron: 3.6mg