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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8

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. MORE + LESS -

Angie McGowan Angie McGowan
January 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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • To make this dish more “figure-friendly,” use Italian turkey sausage and turkey pepperoni.
  • 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 Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
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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