Pizza Mac and Cheese

Enjoy this cheesy pasta casserole made using pork sausage and pepperoni - perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3 1/2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (16 oz)
1
lb bulk mild or spicy pork sausage
1
large green bell pepper, chopped
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2
cups milk
3/4
cup water
4
cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
20
slices pepperoni (from 3-oz package)
Small fresh basil leaves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. In same skillet, cook bell pepper and onion 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2 In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper flakes. Cook and stir until smooth. Gradually add milk and water, stirring constantly until thickened. Gradually add Cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Add macaroni, sausage and onion mixture; toss to coat. Spoon into casserole. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until bubbly. Top with Parmesan cheese, pepperoni and remaining 1 teaspoon pepper flakes. Bake 2 to 4 minutes longer, or until lightly browned. Garnish with basil.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Sodium
960mg
960%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.