Pizza Pasta Bake

Pizza Pasta Bake

21 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
SometimeCook
Recipe by  SometimeCook

“This is a hearty pizza macaroni bake jazzed up with pepperoni and sausage for pizza-like flavor. This is a favorite with kids. Rotini or ziti can be substituted for a more grown up look. This will be a hit at your next potluck!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in macaroni, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage and onion until sausage is evenly brown and onion is tender. Drain grease.
  4. In a bowl, mix the pizza sauce, tomato sauce, and milk. Stir in the sausage and onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, and Canadian bacon. Gently mix in the cooked macaroni until evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  5. Cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, top with cheese, and continue baking 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Reviews (21)

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Cynthia
13

Cynthia

I prepared this with 1 pound of Italian sausage, and skipped the veggies and Canadian bacon. Fantastic! It has a really rich pizza taste. I did use a casserole dish, though, and I think I will use a 9"x13" pan next time.

Jim Anderson
12

Jim Anderson

Great stuff. I have made this before. One alternative is to use a little more cheese. Add 1/2 cup of freshly graded Romano to the mozzarella, as well as a 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar . I also add ricotta or cottage cheese to the pasta and sauce mixture before I top the pasta bake with the 3 cheese combo. I also omitted the veggies and added Italian sausage along with the pepperoni. Best baked in a glass pan. Note that this can be pre-made and stored for up to 24 hours covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. That's you can come home from work and slap it in the oven and relax. Or you can do the prep earlier in the day when you have more energy and all you have to do before the Spouse gets home is the baking part. Serve with a fresh green or garden salad. Yum!!

BBLUELINE
12

BBLUELINE

I used Rotini instead of macaroni and omitted the canadian bacon. I also sauteed the mushrooms a bit with the onion and sausage. Really, any of your favorite pizza toppings would be great in this. I'd like to try ham and pineapple with a white sauce next time. Kids loved this - tasted just like pizza.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 381 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 41.9 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 1036 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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