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Pizza Pasta Bake

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Pizza Pasta Bake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Don't call for takeout pizza tonight. In just 30 minutes, you can create this cheesy, crave-able dish, made with just a few simple ingredients.
By Angie McGowan
Updated Jan 12, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz) penne pasta
  • 3 links sweet Italian sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic pizza sauce
  • 1 can (6 oz) pitted ripe olives, drained, sliced
  • 1 can (4 oz) mushrooms pieces and stems, drained
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil, stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, bell pepper and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3
    In baking dish, mix pasta and pizza sauce. Add sausage-vegetable mixture, olives, mushrooms and basil; toss until well combined. Sprinkle with cheeses; top with pepperoni.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To make this dish more “figure-friendly,” use Italian turkey sausage and turkey pepperoni.
  • tip 2
    Give this casserole a spicy kick by adding 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to the pizza sauce before mixing it with the pasta.

Nutrition

550 Calories, 22g Total Fat, 26g Protein, 60g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
1300mg
54%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
6g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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