Pizza Casserole

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Dinner ready in less than an hour. Enjoy this casserole made with pizza ingredients in a new way – a delightful meal.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

8
ounces uncooked wheel-shaped macaroni (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/2
pound bulk turkey Italian sausage
2 3/4
cups meatless tomato pasta sauce
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
1
can (4 ounces) Green Giant™ mushroom pieces and stems, drained
1
cup shredded fat-free or part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350º. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain. Cook sausage in skillet, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 Mix macaroni, sausage, pasta sauce, olives and mushrooms in 2 1/2-quart casserole.
  • 3 Cover and bake about 30 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

“When using any ground meat, I rinse it off in hot water after cooking to remove even more fat. I have found that the fewer ingredients in a dish, the less added fat it contains.” Nancy D.

Here’s a real all-family staple recipe. Studies confirm that a low-fat diet rich in milk, milk products, fruits and vegetables (pasta sauce counts as a vegetable!) may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and other factors for heart disease.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
1040mg
1040%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.