Pop a family-pleasing casserole into the oven in about 15 minutes! Every spoonful is saucy, cheesy and delicious!
cups uncooked rotini pasta (9 oz)
lb bulk Italian sausage
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
small bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
oz sliced Canadian bacon, cut into fourths
jar or can (14 or 15 oz) pizza sauce
can (4 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
cup shredded pizza cheese blend (3 oz)
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.
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.
Cover casserole. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
If pizza cheese unavailable, use equal parts of mozzarella and Cheddar.
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.
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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.