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pizza pasta casserole in a white dish

Pizza Pasta Casserole

Love pizza? Love pasta? If you answered yes to both of those questions, this pizza pasta bake is the answer to what's for dinner!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 600kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups rotini pasta cooked al dente
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup green peppers
  • 1/2 cup white onions
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 24 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 4 oz water
  • 4 oz pepperoni
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Bake pasta to al dente, 1-2 minutes less than the minimum baking time
  • Drain noodles in a colander and rinse well with cold water
  • Brown Italian sausage and ground beef in one pan
  • Drain meat over an empty bowl to get the fat off of the meat
  • In the empty meat pan, brown onions and peppers in butter
  • Combine cooked noodles, spaghetti sauce, meat and vegetables in a large mixing bowl
  • Dice all but 10 pepperoni and add to above mixture
  • Pour mixture into greased 9x13 dish
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of casserole
  • Top with remaining pepperoni
  • Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 25-30 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1321mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 636IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg