Sausage and Pizza Bake

Sausage and Pizza Bake

Pop a family-pleasing casserole into the oven in about 15 minutes! Every spoonful is saucy, cheesy and delicious!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (9 oz)
1
lb bulk Italian sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup water
4
oz sliced Canadian bacon, cut into fourths
1
jar or can (14 or 15 oz) pizza sauce
1
can (4 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
3/4
cup shredded pizza cheese blend (3 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain pasta as directed on package using minimum cook time. Return pasta to saucepan.
  2. While pasta is cooking, cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir sausage mixture, bell pepper, water, bacon, pizza sauce and mushrooms into pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover casserole. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If pizza cheese unavailable, use equal parts of mozzarella and Cheddar.
Success
Be sure to thoroughly drain the cooked pasta--a few hard shakes of the colander after the water drains will help. Excess cooking water clinging to the pasta will dilute the sauce.
Family Fun
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 570
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 23g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 1420mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 62g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.