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Sausage and Pizza Bake

Sausage and Pizza Bake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6
Pop a family-pleasing casserole into the oven in about 15 minutes! Every spoonful is saucy, cheesy and delicious!
Updated July 2, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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)

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
1420mg
59%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
8g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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