Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole

Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole

Take just 20 minutes to put together this pasta bake, and dinner for the next night is done!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

9:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

1
lb mild Italian pork sausage
2
cups water
1
can (15 oz) pizza sauce
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with sweet onion, undrained
4
cups uncooked rotini pasta (10 oz)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella or pizza cheese blend (6 oz)
  1. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
  2. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix water, pizza sauce and tomatoes. Stir in cooked sausage, uncooked pasta and olives (pasta should be completely covered with sauce). Cover tightly with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Stir casserole; cover with foil and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  4. Uncover baking dish; stir mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; bake uncovered 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Olives add some color contrast to this casserole, but you can omit them for a more kid-friendly meal. Serve with warm breadsticks and a green salad.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 1250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.