Take just 20 minutes to put together this pasta bake, and dinner for the next night is done!
lb mild Italian pork sausage
can (15 oz) pizza sauce
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with sweet onion, undrained
cups uncooked rotini pasta (10 oz)
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
cups shredded mozzarella or pizza cheese blend (6 oz)
In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
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.
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.
Uncover baking dish; stir mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; bake uncovered 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.